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‘Abuja-Kaduna Train Bombed To Teach El-Rufai Lesson’
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‘Abuja-Kaduna Train Bombed To Teach El-Rufai Lesson’

Train A relation of one of the abducted passengers of the bombed Abuja- Kaduna train has explained the bandits claimed they targeted Kaduna State to teach Governor Nasir El-rufai some lessons. Dr. Abdulkarim Attached, a relation of an 85-year – old woman who was abducted in the train quoted the bandits as saying “the State Governor has been running his mouth and that was why they came to his doorstep.” Read Also: Insecurity: Sack NSA, Defence Minister, Reps Charge Buhari “This is just the beginning,” he said the bandits told him. Dr. Attah, who said he also has a sister among those abducted, claimed that the bandits have spoken with him 11 times during when they gave reasons for their actions. Source: https://thenationonlineng.net/abuja-kaduna-train-bombed-to-teach-el-ru...
Train Attack: Security Agencies Negotiating With Terrorists On Abductees, Says NRC
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Train Attack: Security Agencies Negotiating With Terrorists On Abductees, Says NRC

Security agencies are currently handling issues around negotiations for the release of abducted passengers, who boarded the Abuja-Kaduna train that was bombed by terrorists on March 28, 2022 in Kaduna. It was gathered on Friday from the Nigeria Railway Corporation that efforts were being made to secure the release of the passengers, as the terrorists had been contacting their family members. The Managing Director, NRC, Fidet Okhiria, also told our correspondent that 12 out of the 14 coaches of the attacked train had been recovered and moved to the corporation’s stations. He stated that the half capsized coach had been pushed back to a standing position as it almost tumbled following the explosion of the bomb planted by terrorists on the rail line. Asked if the NRC was invo...
After Sack By NURTW, Lagos Govt Appoints MC Oluomo To Head Motor Parks, Garages
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After Sack By NURTW, Lagos Govt Appoints MC Oluomo To Head Motor Parks, Garages

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Musiliu Akinsanya the head of a committee to oversee the affairs of all motor parks and garages in the state. The appointment came hours after the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) sacked Mr Akinsanya (popularly known as MC Oluomo) as the chairman of its Lagos State chapter. A statement by Gbenga Omotoso, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, said the government set up the Parks Management Committee in fulfillment of the government’s promise to ensure that events NURTW are not allowed to threaten law and order. “The government has, therefore, exercised its constitutional powers to ensure that no vacuum, which can disrupt the peace of our dear state, is allowed to exist in the parks,” the statement said...
Seven Die as Train Derails in DR Congo
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Seven Die as Train Derails in DR Congo

At least seven people have been confirmed dead when a cargo train derailed in the South-East Democratic Republic of Congo, the second accident in the area in a fortnight. Confirming the incident, a local official from the National Railway Company said that the accident occurred in the village of Buyofwe, Lualaba province on Saturday. The freight train which was made up of eight wagons was leaving Tenke in Lualaba province for Kananga in the Kasai region. See Also: Terrorists Bomb Abuja-Kaduna Rail Track, Attack Train Passengers “Seven people died and 14 were seriously injured” in the latest accident, Lualaba Interior Minister, Deoda Kapenda, told newsmen on Monday. “The toll could rise because a large number of clandestine passengers were trapped under the upturned wagons,...
Kaduna Train Attack: Falana Accuses Amaechi, NRC MD of Negligence, Wants Them Prosecuted
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Kaduna Train Attack: Falana Accuses Amaechi, NRC MD of Negligence, Wants Them Prosecuted

Rotimi Amaechi A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Femi Falana has accused the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and the Managing Director (MD) of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) Fidet Okhiria of negligence in the attack on a train plying the Abuja-Kaduna rail line last week. Falana, who issued a statement yesterday, also called for the prosecution of Ameachi and Okhiria. The legal practitioner referenced reports of attacks on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line and accused the corporation and Amaechi of not taking enough measures to forestall the latest incident. He said: “Although both Messrs Amaechi and Okhiria knew that the Abuja-Kaduna train was not safe they kept on giving passengers a false sense of security. “Since both of them knew that the tragedy that befe...
I Didn’t Plan To Travel In Ill-Fated Abuja-Kaduna Train — Obi of Onitsha
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I Didn’t Plan To Travel In Ill-Fated Abuja-Kaduna Train — Obi of Onitsha

Train The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, has denied a report that a phone call from an unnamed person saved him from boarding the Abuja -Kaduna train that was attacked by gunmen on March 28, 2022. No fewer than eight persons were killed during the attack, while several people sustained injuries. A number of people were also abducted. Chief of Staff of Ime Obi Onicha, Chief Osita Anionwu, said Igwe Achebe never made the statement attributed to him that a call allegedly made to him not to board the train saved him. According to him, for the records, the Palace would like to state categorically that His Majesty never made such a statement to anyone at any time.“Anionwu said that around March 28 when the Abuja – Kaduna train was attacked by armed bandits, the Obi of Onitsha...
Kaduna-Abuja Train: How Phone Call Saved Me From Attack – Obi of Onitsha</strong>
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Kaduna-Abuja Train: How Phone Call Saved Me From Attack – Obi of Onitsha

Train The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe has disclosed that he was meant to be on board the Abuja-Kaduna train bombed by bandits. Achebe disclosed that a phone call stopped him from boarding the train in Abuja. He disclosed this on Saturday during a meeting with some Igbo leaders, under the aegis of Ahamefuna socio-cultural organization in Enugu. Achebe disclosed that the phone call was an emergency, hence he did not board the train. Read Also: Gov El-Rufai Reveals Identity Of Kaduna Train Attackers He said: “I was among the passengers meant to be on the train last Monday because I had a meeting I was supposed to be attending. “I was already at the train station when I got a call over an emergency and I had to leave the station to attend to it.” Gunmen...
Gov El-Rufai Reveals Identity Of Kaduna Train Attackers
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Gov El-Rufai Reveals Identity Of Kaduna Train Attackers

Train Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Friday in Abuja met President Muhammadu Buhari on security developments in his state following Monday night’s terror attack on an Abuja-Kaduna bound train. Recall that terrorists bombed the Abuja-Kaduna train en route Rigasa with hundreds of passengers on-board. During the attack, many passengers were kidnapped, others shot dead and an unascertain number of the passengers also sustained various degrees of injury. El-Rufai, who was sober about recent happenings in the state, told journalists that the President had reassured him that drastic measures would be taken to check the activities of terrorists and bandits in Kaduna and beyond. The governor revealed that the attack on the train was carried out by Boko Haram terrorists ...
They Hate God, They Loathe Humanity By Femi Adesina
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They Hate God, They Loathe Humanity By Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina Haters of God and humanity struck on Monday, bombing the Abuja-Kaduna train. They then proceeded to open fire on passengers of the immobilized coaches. It was premeditated murder from the very bottom of hell. See the toll of the carnage. Promising lives, cut short. Destinies terminated. Hopes and plans, ruptured. People who committed no sin, no crime, except that they lived in the same space with people who hate God, who loathe humanity, and who despise themselves. Hell awaits them, indeed, the hottest part of that nether region, “where their worms do not die, and the fire is never quenched.” May God rest the souls of the dead, console their loved ones, cause rescue to come for the kidnapped. And the evildoers? They have their comeuppance awaiting them. “Though hand...
Kaduna Train Attack Questions Our Capacity To Govern — Govs
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Kaduna Train Attack Questions Our Capacity To Govern — Govs

Train Governors of the 36 states of the federation yesterday condemned the terrorist attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train service, saying the attack and other acts of violence in the country questioned their capacity to govern. The governors’ reaction came as the Kaduna State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, lamented that with the attack which left eight passengers dead and 41 others injured, mourning had now become a daily ritual in the country. This is even as Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, described the attack and general insecurity in the country as rendering lives worthless under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. It will be recalled that the terrorists blew the Abuja-Kaduna rail track with explosives on Monday night, forcing the train to d...