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Terrorists attack: Kaduna govt. mum on casualties, evacuates trapped train passengers

Abuja-Kaduna train attacked by terrorists

The Kaduna State Government Tuesday issued an update on the terrorists attack on a Kaduna bound train, but failed to give figures of casualties.

It however said the evacuation of passengers trapped in the train from Abuja was concluded this morning by security forces.

The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, said this on Tuesday.

Unconfirmed reports said 15 passengers were injured, while two died.

Aruwan said that officials of Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and Nigerian Red Cross were part of the evacuation of the victims.

Aruwan said the passengers who sustained injuries and other fatalities had also been moved to hospitals.

He disclosed that the passengers were evacuated from different hard-to-reach areas in forests and rocky locations in Audujongom, off the Kaduna-Abuja road.

“As stated on Monday, the Kaduna State Government is still liaising with the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) to ascertain the list from the passengers manifest for efficient tracking,” he said.

The Commissioner said Gov. Nasir El-Rufai who commended all those who participated in the evacuation process also appealed to the hospitals to attend to the victims diligently

He said the governor also directed the Ministry of Health to be in contact with the hospitals as government will bear the cost of their treatments.

“As of the time of this update, search-and-rescue operations are in progress,” Aruwan said.

A passenger train heading to Kaduna from Abuja was attacked by terrorists on Monday night.

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