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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Train Attack: Family members apprehensive over whereabouts of commuters

Some family members of passengers aboard the Kaduna-bound train attacked on Monday have expressed anxiety over the fate of their relatives.

Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria at the Rigasa Railway station in Kaduna on Tuesday, they said they were yet to establish contact, 14 hours after the tragic incident.

They, therefore, appealed to the government to come to their aid and save them from the trauma of losing their loved ones.

Mr Mohammed Barau, a resident of the Ungwan Rimi area of Kaduna, said he was at the train station to have an update regarding the incident, adding that his younger brother was in the train attack.

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We called his line several times without response until later his friend seated with him on the train picked and told us that my brother left his phone on the seat and that he did not know his whereabouts.

“When we later tried to call again, the phone was switched off, and when we called the friend, he was not picking up,” Barau said.

He then urged the government to come up with a comprehensive list that would give the public a sense of relief.


“By now, the government should have released a comprehensive list of people killed – those injured, as well as the number of people evacuated.

“At least, when this is done, it would give us some peace of mind, but we have not heard anything yet,” he complained.

Also, Miss Lami Gombo, a resident of Kudenden, in Kaduna, said she was yet to hear from her brother, who was on board the train.

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