Eight confirmed dead, 26 injured as Terrorists attack another train barely 24 hours

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Abuja-Kaduna train Attack

Eight people have been confirmed dead, 26 injured as Terrorists attack another train barely 24 hours. 

 

In another terrorist attack on a passenger train in Kaduna on Monday, eight people were confirmed dead and 26 others were injured, with several others still unaccounted for.

Following confirmation of the manifest’s receipt, the Kaduna State Government announced that 362 passengers had been validated as having gotten on the train through a recognised turnstile.

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According to a statement released by the Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the 362 people listed on the manifest did not include employees of the Nigerian Railway Corporation.

“The Kaduna State Government has received the detailed passenger manifest for the service AK9, which was attacked by terrorists on Monday, from the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC),” Aruwan said.

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The documents received show that 398 passengers purchased tickets for the trip, but only 362 were validated as having boarded the train through a recognised turnstile.

It should be noted that the passenger manifest does not include NRC employees and security officials who were on board.

Additionally, security agencies have reported that eight bodies were recovered and that 26 people were injured during the attack,” reads the statement.

According to the latest update, “investigations are still ongoing to determine the whereabouts of passengers who were onboard the train but have not yet been located.” In addition, search and rescue operations are continuing.

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For any enquiries or information about passengers on board the Abuja to Kaduna train AK9, citizens are requested to contact the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency at the following phone number: 09088923398.”

According to Aruwan, “further updates will be communicated to the general public.”

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