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Abuja-Kaduna Rail Service To Resumes Operations On Nov. 28

The Abuja-Kaduna rail service resumes operations Monday, November 28, 2022.

This is coming eight months after the service was suspended due to terrorists’ attack on the line.

A source within the Idu rail station disclosed this  in Abuja on Thursday.

According to the source, some contractors were at the Idu rail station to install the tracker and cameras.

“They couldn’t install the cameras but they installed the trackers on LOKO 2809 and on DMU 003.

“The Managing Director, Nigeria Railway Corporation, Fidet Okhiria, is seriously monitoring it from Lagos.

“We are proposing to start running by next week Monday,” the source said.

On 28 March 2022, an Abuja – Kaduna train was attacked in Katari, kaduna state, Nigeria. In response, the Nigerian Railway Commission (NRC) briefly halted operations along the route.

Hundreds of passengers travelling northwards on their way to Nigeria’s northwest were kidnapped in Katari, Kaduna State, while others were killed and injured by bandits who bombed an Abuja-Kaduna train.

Sixty-two passengers were abducted in the attack.

Approximately 970 passengers were on board, and several may have been abducted into the bush by the marauding bandits who arrived on motorbikes holding firearms and other deadly weapons,[ according to a passenger who escaped the onslaught.

At least eight people were killed, including Amin Mahmoud, a youth leader of the ruling All Progressive congress, APC, Chinelo Megafu Chinelo, a medical doctor, Tibile Mosugu, a rising lawyer and son of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, and Barrister Musa Lawal-Ozigi, secretary-general, Trade Union Congress, TUC

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