The Federal Government’s initially announced date through the Ministry of Transportation for the resumption of the rail service between Abuja-Kaduna has been prolonged.
During an inspection journey to evaluate the readiness of the Abuja-Kaduna rail services before the start of operations, Mu’azu Sambo, the minister of transportation, shared this information.
Although the Minister could not provide a specific date for the return of the rail service, he did say that it would not take more than a week.
The Minister explained, “The federal government has introduced a new system of purchasing tickets, it is the beginning of security checks that will enable the government to ascertain who boards the train at every point in time.”
Last week, the federal government stated that on Monday, 28th November 2022, the Abuja-Kaduna rail services would resume operations.
As a result of the attack on the train on March 28, 2022, when terrorists planted explosives that derailed the train, the rail service of the Abuja-Kaduna train was suspended.
Nine passengers were killed in the incident, and 60 were kidnapped; however, all have been freed.