The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has halted the resumption of train services between Abuja and Kaduna.
Members of the over 50 Nigerians kidnapped by terrorists during the March 38 train attack have threatened to occupy the train tracks if the Federal government resumes train services without first securing the release of their loved ones.
Train services on the route were immediately suspended by the corporation. However, it announced last week that it will resume services on May 23rd, which did not sit well with the victims’ families, who threatened to disrupt operations.
The NRC’s spokesman, Yakub Mahmood, said in a statement;
“Sequel to our earlier Press Release No. 10 dated 16th May 2022 on the above caption, the General Public is kindly invited to note the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) is announcing a shift in the resumption date for Abuja Kaduna.
The NRC will continue to cooperate and collaborate with the Federal Government in its uncompromising mandate of protecting the territorial integrity and the internal security of Nigeria for safeguarding the lives and properties of its citizens especially as it concerns the rail sub-sector.
In the same vein, we once again identify with the relatives of those in captivity on the account of the recent attack on AKTS to be rest assured that the Federal Government is alive to its responsibility for the safe rescue of all persons being held, hostage.
We, therefore, appeal, particularly to the relatives of persons held hostage to be patient and cooperate with the Corporation and the Security Agencies as the Federal Government is exploring all possible ways and means to ensure the safe release of their loved ones from captivity, soonest. The NRC expresses its profound gratitude to the security agencies for the continued support.”the statement released”
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