- Repairs to the bombed Abuja-Kaduna railway line have been completed, the federal government has announced
- Nigeria Railway Corporation will start Abuja – Kaduna train service on line as soon as possible
- The disclosure was made in a statement by NRC Executive Director Fidet Okhiria on Thursday 5 May
The Nigerian government announced on Thursday May 5th that it had completed the repairs to the railway line destroyed by some terrorists in Kaduna.
Daily Trust reports that Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) Managing Director Fidet Okhiria has confirmed that the damaged section of the Abuja-Kaduna railway line has been repaired.< p class="align-left">A statement issued and signed by Niyi Ali on behalf of Okhiria states that the Verb tion of the AKTS line was achieved.
The federal government says this implies that the main track components (concrete sleepers and rails) have been completely relocated.
Okhiria also said that the south end of the tracks, destroyed by the bomb planted by the terrorists, was successfully connected to the north end.
Railway tracks ready for transport
He added that track access between Abuja and Kaduna is now restored and available for train service along the route.
“The technical team is continuing with other track stabilization work including ballasting, tempering, attachment of accessories (clips, bolts and nuts) and welding.
“Locomotive 2502 involved in the accident involved (although not damaged) and at the Rigasa end due to lack of track accessibility that was trapped has now been crossed to the Idu end and taken to the workshop for proper inspection and routine maintenance.”
In addition, Okhiria said that the Abuja-Kaduna Train Service (AKTS ) will resume soon, with additional safety measures put in place for the safety of all passengers and staff deployed on the services.
He said once the trains are back in service , passengers will b Before purchasing train tickets, they must provide their National Identification Number (NIN) for verification.
This, Okhiria said, is for improved passenger profiling and security of all persons on board the train.
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The governor said that a continuous military bombardment of forests in areas could lead to the complete elimination of the bandits.
El-Rufai also called on traditional institutions in the region to work with relevant government agencies to end the criminal threat .
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Dr. Abarshi, a widow of a deceased Air Commodore, was kidnapped along with her daughter when they were delivering some items to the less privileged.
The terrorists who kidnapped the mother and daughter have contacted her family and are demanding N100 million as a ransom for her release.