FG gives update on victims of Kaduna-Abuja train attack

The Federal Government has confirmed the number of persons killed during the bandit’s attack on a Kaduna-bound train.

Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, disclosed that no fewer than eight persons were killed during the terrorist attack on Monday night.

He spoke on Tuesday while inspecting the site of the incident.

Bandits had bombed a rail line between Katari and Rinjani train station along the Kaduna-Abuja route.

The gunmen also shot at the passengers of the train.

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However, Amaechi said 25 people have been hospitalized due to the attack.

He also disclosed that some of the passengers are missing.

According to Amaechi: “We don’t have all the figures of missing persons, kidnapped and those injured at the moment.

“The numbers we have is that there are eight casualties. There are 25 persons in the hospital and the total number of passengers is 398.

“So, we have had to wait on the security and the Kaduna State government and the Nigerian Railway Corporation to make contact with those on the manifest.

“There are few persons who are not on the manifest like the staff of the NRC, staff of the cleaning contractor, they are not on the manifest and we may not be able to completely account for them but those on the manifest, calls are being made to reach them.”

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