Train attack: families of kidnapped victims oppose planned resumption

Families and friends of kidnap victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack have advised the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) not to resume their service.

The bereaved families warned NRC not to dare their patience over the planned resumption of train services on the Abuja-Kaduna route.

They said unless their beloved ones were rescued unhurt by the authorities, they would resist any attempt to resume the train services.

The families also demanded the sack of the management of the NRC for their gross incompetence.

According to them, the Managing Director, Mr. Fidet Okhiria, lied when he said he had been in contact with the families of the victims.

On behalf of the victims’ families, Dr. Abdulfatai Jimoh spoke to reporters at a media briefing in Kaduna yesterday.

He said: “It has been 52 long days of captivity, fear, anxiety, tears, agony, trauma, and recently, despair. We cannot wait for this to come to an end. Amid this depressing situation, the NRC announced its planned resumption of train services on Monday, May 23.

“Nigerians have clearly expressed their opposition to this highly insensitive decision of the NRC, given that 61 Nigerians are still languishing in the deep forest in the hands of their abductors. Moreover, can the NRC guarantee the safety of prospective passengers?”



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