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FG directs Abuja-Kaduna train services resumption



THE federal government has directed the resumption of the Abuja-Kaduna Train services by Monday, May 23, 2022, amid failed negotiations over the abducted passengers.

  Nigeria Railway Corporation, Spokesman Yakub Mahmood, disclosed this in a press statement issued on Monday in Abuja.

  The statement read in part, “The federal government through the Federal Ministry of Transportation has directed the resumption of the Abuja-Kaduna Train Services.”

  It added, “The passenger train service between Abuja-Kaduna is to commence on Monday, May 23, 2022.”

  According to the statement, joint efforts are made to secure the safe release of the abducted passengers being held hostage by the terrorists continue out of the public domain for strategic security reasons.

  It further stated that the government further assured the relatives of the abducted passengers still in captivity that the safe rescue of the passengers was a top priority, and the resumption of train services should not be regarded as abandonment or a nonchalant attitude of the government towards their plight.

  In the statement, the board and management of the NRC said that additional security measures were being implemented at both the train stations and the track to ensure the safety of the passengers on board.

  The passengers were asked to cooperate with the NRC to ensure improved service delivery, safety and comfort by complying with additional measures introduced by the NRC.

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