Here is the Abuja-Kaduna manifest. The passengers were mostly of the following tribes…

After reports that about nine hundred (900) passengers bought the train ticket heading to Kaduna made headlines, the Kaduna State Government has released the true details about the number of tickets bought to debunk fake reports.

The Government of Kaduna released the manifest for the Abuja-Kaduna train service AK9.

The manifest showed that 398 passengers bought tickets for the journey. However, 362 boarded the train through the gate. They were mostly of Igbo, Yoruba, and Hausa tribes.

All you need to know about the Abuja-Kaduna train attack

On Monday, March 28th, 2022, an unconfirmed number of Nigerians en route to Nigeria Northwest, Kaduna were attacked by bandits on a train.

It was gathered that the journey was supposed to last for two hours. The train departed from Idu Train Station, Abuja State, Nigeria at about 6 pm. It was scheduled to arrive at Kaduna’s Rigasa Train Station by 8 pm.

However, the attack happened an hour 45 minutes after the departure; around 7:45 pm precisely, 15 minutes to their main destination. 

That means, they were already close to Kaduna, they were in Kitari when the attack happened.

The train was bombed twice, and some people were shot at which took the lives of scores of people and created an avenue for the bandits to kidnap the other passengers that did not die in the bush. Some passengers escaped though.

The passengers that escaped the attack hinted that the bandits arrived on motorbikes holding firearms and other deadly weapons.

After the attack by the bandits, the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) halted its operations briefly along that path.

If you recall, there was an attack at the Kaduna Airport by bandits two days before the Abuja-Kaduna attack. It was gathered that two personnel from the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) were killed and several other workers kidnapped. 

List of those that were killed

  • Amin Mahmoud, a youth leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party was killed.
  • Chinelo Megafu Chinelo, a medical doctor was killed. Chinelo died hours after she said she had been shot during the journey. View her simple tweet “I’m in the train, I have been shot. Please pray for me”.
  • Tibile Mosugu, a rising lawyer and son of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, secretary-general, Trade Union Congress, TUC, was killed.
  • Barrister Musa Lawal-Ozigi was killed.
  • Other scores of people were killed.

Latest update on the Abuja-Kaduna attack

  • After the Abuja-Kaduna train attack, the Nigerian Air Force conducted raids in the forest on the boundary of Niger State and Kaduna State. They killed over 34 terrorists.
  • Alwan Hassan was recently released by the bandits. It is not clear if any ransom was paid. Alwan is the acting managing director/chief executive officer of the Bank of Agriculture (BOA), Nigeria.
  • Over 150 passengers are still missing.

References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abuja%E2%80%93Kaduna_train_attack#:~:text=4%20Aftermath-,Incident,bombed%20an%20Abuja%2DKaduna%20train.
https://www.channelstv.com/2022/03/30/abuja-kaduna-train-attack-398-passengers-bought-tickets-govt-releases-manifest/

Images sources

PM News

Premium Times Nigeria

Punch Newspaper

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