NRC Announces Resumption Of Abuja-Kaduna Train Service Amid Insecurity

NRC Announces Resumption Of Abuja-Kaduna Train Service Amid Insecurity

According to reports, NRC has announced the resumption of Abuja-Kaduna train service amid insecurity.

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced that the Abuja-Kaduna train services will resume on Monday, May 23, 2022.

Mr. Yakub Mahmoud, the NRC Deputy Director, Public Relations, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday.

This is coming six weeks after terrorists posing as bandits attacked and bombed a Kaduna-bound train, killing eight passengers and abducting several others.

However, with those abducted not yet released, NRC said the service will return with greater security measures and without the early morning and the night train operations.

The statement from NRC partly reads: “Additional security measures are being put in place at both the train stations and the track to ensure the safety of the passengers on board

“Meanwhile, the measures are not only for the Abuja-Kaduna Train Service (AKTS) but also for all the passenger train services, especially on the standard gauge railway lines.

“All passengers are enjoined to cooperate with the NRC to enjoin improved service delivery, safety and comfort by patiently complying with additional measures.

“Henceforth, passengers will be required to submit their National Identification Numbers (NIN) as part of our internal security check in addition.

“A presentation of the following must be strictly complied with before boarding the train,” the statement reads.

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