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Eight Killed, 41 Injured, Others Missing In Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack

Eight bodies of passengers in the Abuja-Kaduna train attacked by terrorists on Monday have been recovered from the scene of the attack.

41 others were injured in the attack, while several other passengers are still missing or abducted by the terrorists.

One of those abducted is the managing director of the bank of agriculture, Alwan Hassan.

Those killed in the attack, included secretary general of the trade union congress, Musa Lawal Ozigi, the Kwara state chairman of TUC, Akin Akinsola, a director at national board for technical education, Abdul Kofa Matar, and Doctor Chinelu Magafu.

The search for those still missing continues.

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Meanwhile, transportation minister, Rotimi Amaechi has blamed the insecurity along the train corridor on the delay in approving the security equipment.

Amaechi said his ministry wanted to import n3 billion equipment, including drones, but delayed by cumbersome procurement process.

Also, chairman of Nigerian railway corporation, Ibrahim Alhasan, said the terrorists attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train was anticipated.

According to him, the corporation two months ago discovered that some people were carrying out an illegal survey of the rail tracks and notified security agencies to act but now action was taken.

In a related development, the senate has asked the military to begin the bombardment of the enclaves of terrorists in Kaduna states, following attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train on Monday night.

The attack came after the weekend’s attacks on Kaduna international airport by terrorists.

Senate calls on security agencies to prevent re-occurrence of attacks on the rail corridors.

The senators, passing the resolution, following a motion by Uba Sani, said the military bombardment is necessary to flush the terrorists out of their bases in the state.

They also asked security agencies to monitor the ongoing construction and inhabitants of shanty structures springing up along the Abuja airport road.

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