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NRC suspends Lagos-Kano, Ajaokuta train services

NRC suspends Lagos-Kano, Ajaokuta train services
The Nigeria Railway Corporation has suspended the Lagos-Kano and Ajaokuta train services  due to fear of terrorist attacks.

Asked if there was any other train service that was not operating aside from the Abuja-Kaduna service, the NRC boss said, “No, apart from the Lagos to Kano (train service) because the Kaduna route is affected by the activities of bandits; and it (Lagos-Kano route) was stopped because we have to pass through Minna and Kaduna when heading to Kano.” The Federal Government had on August 13, 2021, resumed the operations of the Lagos-Kano train service.In March, this year, the corporation denied reports that it had suspended the Lagos-Kano train service after a derailment in Jebba, Kwara State in February.According to him, the Lagos-Ibadan train service was still running, adding that other services aside from the Abuja-Kaduna and Lagos-Kano services were also operating.

” When contacted, the Coordinator of Warri-Itakpe Train Service, Abdulganiyu Sanni, said that train activities in Ajaokuta station would resume if the local government could provide security and ensure security for passengers.” Related News Insecurity: Kogi gov bans face masks, closes brothels Resign if overwhelmed, CSOs tell Buhari Nigeria drifting towards collapse –NULGE Addressing journalists at the Idu train station in Abuja on Tuesday, the new Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, made it clear that the Abuja-Kaduna train service would not resume operations until those kidnapped from the train are reunited with their families.

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