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March 29, 2022

Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack: Govt receives manifest, 8 bodies recovered, search continues

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya at the scene of the bomb attack on an Abuja-Kaduna train.

By Ibrahim Hassan-Wuyo 

The Kaduna State Government has received from the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), the detailed passenger manifest for the Abuja-Kaduna train service AK9, which was attacked by terrorists on Monday night. 

Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, disclosed this in a statement. 

According to the documents received, 398 passengers bought tickets for the trip, but 362 were validated as having boarded the train through the recognised turnstile.

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The passenger manifest does not include NRC staff and security officials, who were on board. 

Furthermore, security agencies have reported that eight bodies were recovered and 26 persons were injured during the attack. 

Investigations are still ongoing to ascertain the status of the passengers who were on board the train and remain unaccounted for at the time of this update.

Search operations are also being sustained. 

Citizens are requested to contact the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency on the phone line 09088923398, to make enquiries or provide information regarding passengers who were on board the Abuja-Kaduna train AK9. 

Further updates will be communicated to the public. 

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