Kaduna State government says investigations are still on-going as it announces that 8 persons have died and 24 people injured from the report received from the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) and detailed passenger manifest for the Abuja-Kaduna train service that was attacked by terrorists on Monday.
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A statement by the Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan said documents from the Railway authorities indicate that 398 passengers bought tickets for the trip, but 362 were validated as having boarded the train through the recognized turnstile.
He disclosed that the passengers manifest does not include NRC staff and security officials who were on board.
The Commissioner further stated that 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.“
Aruwan urged citizens 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.
The statement also noted that more updates will be communicated to the public.
Train attack: Investigation is still on-going- Commissioner