We’ll not resume Abuja-Kaduna services until release of passengers – NRC

August 3, 2022 Suleiman Idris, Lagos 0

The management of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) on Wednesday reiterated that until all the passengers currently in the custody of terrorists are released to their families, the Abuja-Kaduna train service will remain suspended. The NRC also disclosed the suspension of the Lagos-Kano service following suspected bandits presence along the Minna to kaduna rail corridor in the North Western district Read More

Breaking: Abuja-Kaduna train victims’ families storm Abuja, launch protest

July 25, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The families of Abuja-Kaduna train kidnapped victims have stormed the Federal Ministry of Transportation on Monday to protest against the continued stay of their loved ones in the terrorists’ den. Blueprint reported that the terrorists released a video where the male victims were being mercilessly flogged. The families in their huge number stormed the ministry at about 6 am to Read More

Abuja / Kaduna train: Victims’ families beg FG to release terrorists’ children

May 26, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, 0

Following the 7-day ultimatum given by the terrorists  to the government for them to meet their demand or risk killing the 62 passengers kidnapped on the Abuja-Kaduna train service, families of the victims have called on the federal government to expedite action in releasing the children of terrorists held by the Nigerian Army. The leader of terrorists in a phone conversation Read More

NRC postpones resumption of train services on Abuja-Kaduna route

May 20, 2022 Suleiman Idris 0

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced a shift in the resumption date of the suspended Abuja-Kaduna route. A statement by the Corporation’s deputy director, Public Relations, Yakub Mahmood, on Friday indicated that a new date for the resumption would be announced. The statement read in part, “Sequel to our earlier Press Release No. 10 dated May 16, 2022, on Read More

Attack on Abuja-Kaduna train was avoidable

April 7, 2022 A.A.Gadzama 0

The country was again gripped by disturbing shock following the attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train by people suspected to be terrorists. The latest attack on a train in Kaduna came after similar attacks in the past on major institutions and facilities in the town. Other attacks in Kaduna in the past include a foiled invasion of I Division of Nigeria Read More

Abuja-Kaduna train attack, not again!

April 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

Monday, March 28, 2022, marked a very sad day for Nigerians, who had adopted train service as the best, safest and more affordable means of transportation, following the rising cases of banditry and kidnapping that have made the nation’s roads unsafe. On this tragic day, a train, AK9, which departed Abuja at 6.10pm en route Kaduna, with 970 passengers on-board, Read More

How I escaped Abuja-Kaduna train attack by whiskers, Obi of Onitsha opens up

April 2, 2022 Editor 0

One of the most prominent traditional rulers in Nigeria, Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, has revealed how a last minute telephone call prompted him to escape attack by terrorists on Abuja-Kaduna train. The monarch recounted on Saturday how he was billed as one of the passengers of the ill-fated train, which was stormed by terrorists after bombing the Read More

Abuja-Kaduna train attack: CSO demands security restructuring

March 30, 2022 Editor 0

A rights group, Northern Advocacy for Peace (NAP), has called for immediate restructuring of the nation’s security architecture to prevent it from being overtaken by terrorists, bandits and other criminal elements. The CSO in a strong worded statement reacting to the recent attack on Abuja-Kaduna bound train by bandits in Kaduna state, leaving eight passengers killed, several others with varying Read More

Evacuation of trapped Abuja-Kaduna train passengers concluded – Official

March 29, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Kaduna state government in conjunction with security agencies, the Nigerian Red Cross and others have concluded evacuation of passengers of Abuja-Kaduna train that was attacked by bandits on Monday night. The 6pm train was attacked between Kateri and Rijana where a portion of the rail track was bombed with an improvised explosive device (IED) following which there were reported barrage Read More

Breaking: NRC confirms terrorists’ attack on train along Abuja-Kaduna route

March 28, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, Abuja 0

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Cooperation (NRC) Fidet Okhiria on Monday night confirmed reported detonation bombs on the railtrack of Abuja-Kaduna train. Okhiria while confirming the incident via a telephone call said he was yet to get more information concerning the incident. According to sources, the attack occurred at a point between Katari and Rijana. One of the Read More

Secure Abuja – Kaduna highway

November 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The appeal by the House of Representatives that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, and the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, should address the rising spate of attacks by bandits and kidnappers on travellers along the Abuja-Kaduna highway and other roads in the country, although, belated, is quite appropriate and commendable. The House also directed all its committees Read More

Breaking: Gunmen kill top politician along Abuja-Kaduna highway

November 21, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

A top politician and 2019 gubernatorial aspirant under the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Zamfara state Sagir Hamidu Gusau has been shot dead by suspected group of armed bandits along Abuja- Kaduna highway on Sunday evening.. Blueprint gathered that the incident occurred around Rijana village. The remains of late Gusau was said to be taken by the security operatives to Read More