NIN mandatory for passengers boarding Abuja-Kaduna-Abuja trains – FG

The National Identity Number (NIN) is now compulsory for passenger profiling when boarding the Abuja-Kaduna train service, the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has said. The Managing Director of the Corporation, Fidet Okhiria, announced this on Thursday during an interview on a television programme. The NIN, which is no longer optional according to the NRC boss, is part of the new security measures adopted by the government. The Minister of Transport had last week announced the resumption of train service along the Abuja-Kaduna route after it was suspended in March this…

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Abuja-Kaduna train services to resume operation this November – FG  

The resumption of train services on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line within this month, the Federal Government has announced. The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, made the announcement yesterday, while giving an account of his stewardship in the ministry in Abuja. Recall that train services on the Abuja-Kaduna route have been halted for almost eight months after terrorists attacked the train in April. Sixty passengers were kidnapped and almost a dozen were killed during the horrific attack. All the abducted passengers have since been released. However, Sambo said train services on…

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Just In! Abuja-Kaduna train services resume operation – Minister

The Federal Government has announced the resumption of train services on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line. The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, made the announcement while giving an account of his stewardship in the ministry in Abuja. Recall that train services on the Abuja-Kaduna route have been halted for almost eight months after terrorists attacked the train in April. Sixty passengers were kidnapped and almost a dozen were killed during the horrific attack. All the abducted passengers have since been released. However, Sambo said train services on the rail corridor will…

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FG orders resumption of Abuja-Kaduna train service

The Abuja-Kaduna train service will resume on May 23, the Federal Government announced yesterday. Recall that train services had been suspended on the route after terrorists attacked a train, fatally shot several persons, and abducted scores of passengers in March. Most of those abducted are still in captivity. In an issued statement, signed by the spokesperson of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, (NRC), Yakubu Mahmood, said the decision to resume services does not mean efforts to secure the safe release of those abducted will be put on hold. The families of…

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Train service to resume soon along Abuja-Kaduna corridor as NRC fixes bombed track

The Nigerian Railway Corporation, (NRC), on Thursday, said it has successfully completed work on the damaged portion of the Abuja-Kaduna rail track in the aftermath of the terrorists’ attack on March 28 which grounded service along the route. Recall that the attack led to the death of nine persons and the abduction of many, including an aged woman, a nursing mother, among others. According to a press statement made available to newsmen, the NRC said track access between the two cities has been achieved, although it failed to provide an…

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Kaduna residents appeal for return of Abuja-Kaduna train service

Some residents of Kaduna on Friday urged the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) authorities to expedite action on the resumption of service on the Abuja-Kaduna route. The residents made the call in separate interviews with newsmen in Kaduna. Recall that NRC had on March 29, announced an indefinite suspension of train service on the Abuja-Kaduna route following an attack on the train by terrorists. For the residents, the resumption of the train services would go a long way in easing their transport challenges. A civil servant who resides in Barnawa, Mrs.…

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N50 Train Ticket Insurance Charge: Kidnapped train passengers not insured against terror attacks – NRC officials

The Abuja-Kaduna bound train that was bombed by terrorists in Kaduna State on March 28, as well as passengers who boarded the train were all insured but not against terror attacks, senior officials of the Federal Government have stated. It was learnt that N50 was paid as a premium to two indigenous insurance companies on every train ticket purchased by passengers who boarded the Abuja-Kaduna train. This came as family members of the abducted passengers stated that the kidnappers had refused to speak with the relatives of those abducted with…

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Kaduna Train Attack: ‘Military, others know terrorists’ hideouts, know their plans, but refuse to bomb them’ – el-Rufa’i

…Says Kaduna is currently in a ‘State of War’ Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i, has alleged that the military knew the location of the bandits wreaking havoc in the State, but was refusing to bomb their hideouts. The governor disclosed this yesterday, after a Kaduna-bound train was attacked by terrorists on Monday evening, with eight persons confirmed dead, 26 injured and some of the passengers also kidnapped. Gov. el-Rufa’i, who expressed sadness and frustration over the recent train attack, said with the amount of information and intelligence in the hands…

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Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack: Amaechi asks Nigerians to raise money for victims’ treatment

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Wednesday, called on Nigerians to raise funds for the treatment of those who sustained injuries during the Abuja-Kaduna train attack on Monday night. Recall that at least nine persons were killed while many sustained injuries when bandits attacked a train heading for Kaduna from Abuja. The incident has, however, triggered reactions from notable Nigerians since on Monday, as many individuals lamented on the level of insecurity ravaging the nation at the moment. Amaechi, who had visited the scene of the attack on Tuesday,…

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Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack: ‘Declare full-scale war on terrorists, bombard their enclaves’, Senate cries out to military

…As Buhari orders troops to hunt down terrorists The Senate has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a full-scale war on gunmen terrorising communities across the country. This call was made by the upper legislative chamber yesterday, after the Senator representing Kaduna-Central, Uba Sani, drew its attention to Monday evening’s attack on an Abuja-Kaduna-bound train. Recall that the attack occurred around Katari-Rijana area of Kaduna, when the train was said to have almost reached its final destination, Rigasa, when the gunmen opened fire on it, killing some passengers while…

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