Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) on Thursday, on behalf of the federal government, announced the reconnection of the bombed Abuja-Kaduna railway track. 

Driving the news 
The statement by the NRC says that the federal government has completed work on the major track lines and that the route will soon be available for travel. 

In case you missed it 

  • Terrorist attacked a train carrying 362 passengers in the northern part of Nigeria on the 28th of March 2022. The unknown group abducted 168 passengers and killed 8 people. 
  • Weeks later, the terrorist grouping released a video threatening to kill the remaining abducted passengers if the federal government didn’t meet its demands.
  • Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Kaduna State government and other individuals have donated money to support the families of the victims. 
  • Nigerian lawmakers banned paying of ransom to terrorists and attached a jail term of 15 years to the offense.

What they are saying 
NRC says on the resumption of rail services that passengers would need to present an NIN registration before purchasing a ticket. This, according to the corporation, is an improvement in passenger profiling and safety measures. 

  • The corporation pledged their support to ensure the safe return of the victims of the AK9 train.
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