The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), has confirmed a total of 175 who survived the train attack by terrorists on Monday, March, 28 2022 on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line.
In a new update, the NRC Managing Director, Fidet Okhiria confirmed this, also adding that work was already in progress to fix the damaged sections of the tracks.
“The corporation confirms updates that a total of 172 (additional 2 persons answered their call today) passengers on board the AK9 are safe and okay while 21 Passengers are still reported missing. Let us assure our esteem passengers that the corporation in collaboration with the security agencies will leave no stone unturned in our efforts at rescuing the missing persons.
“Efforts are on to link the track, at the moment. A total of 80 metres of the affected section has been fixed including replacement of affected sleepers and twisted rails.
“Once again, the corporation deeply condoles with those who lost loved ones and pray for the repose of the lost souls. We equally sincerely sympathize and empathize with our injured passengers and indeed everyone on board the AK9 train of Monday 28th March, 2022 for the trauma this unfortunate incident has caused you,” he said.
The MD of the Railway Corporation also extended appreciation to security agencies in Nigeria for their rapid response and cooperation since the sad incident occurred.
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