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Kaduna Train Attack: NRC encourages public to reach helpdesk…re-rails rolling stock

A latest update by the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on the ill-fated AK9 Abuja-Kaduna train of 28th March, 2022, encourages members of the public looking for their loved ones to contact the Helpdesk on the following numbers; 08033546208- Funmi; 08060044600- Halidu; and07066700150- Hanatu.

“While we continue to sympathize with families of those who lost or have not seen their loved ones as a result of the AK9 Train incident of 28th March 2022, we encourage anyone still looking for a loved one and has not reported to please contact the numbers provided,” the update reads.

The NRC also said it had re-railed all the de-railed rolling stocks and advanced in the repairs of the destroyed train tracks.

It stated: “The Corporation has now re-railed the last rolling stock today. This means that all 14No. de-railed rolling stock (i.e. 11No. Coaches on the ill-fated AK9 rake and 2No. Coaches and 1No. Locomotive on the Rescue Train) have all been re-railed and moved from the incident site to the corporation’s stations in Idu and Rigasa.

“Intensive track repair works continued at site. An advanced level of track repairs has been achieved and hopefully to be rounded off in the 10 days.

“The Security agencies are working tirelessly to ensure the rescue and release of our passengers abducted by the bandits during the attack. However, the status of the 362 passengers and 20 Train Crew on board remains the same as at our 6th Press Release.”

Other important information given by the NRC includes that: “The process of linking Passengers profile to their NIN for improved profiling is on-going. This layer of passenger screening will commence by May 2022.

“The Abuja – Kaduna Train Service (AKTS) will resume as soon as possible with additional security measures put in place.”

The NRC expresses   gratitude to the security agencies for the continued support given to its officials and staff at the incident site.

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