October 4, 2022

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has approved the disbursement of N18 million to families of the nine persons killed by terrorists during the Abuja–Kaduna passenger train attack.

On March 28, 2022, terrorists attacked the Abuja-bound train with 362 passengers, and killed nine persons. They injured several others and abducted some.

According to a statement issued by the Executive Secretary of Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (KADSEMA), Muhammed Mukaddas, N2 million each would be given to each family of the deceased victims by the state government.

Mukaddas explained further that N250,000 each will also be given to 22 persons who were severely injured.

It stated: “Three hundred and sixty-nine victims were called and offered opportunities for psychological support, 264 persons accepted the offers and were supported.

“We secured ambulances and busses for evacuation and moved to the scene. Before arrival, the military had commenced evacuation. We, therefore, evacuated the dead bodies, few severely wounded victims and one person that escaped captivity.

“We deposited the dead at the 44 NARH and others at St. Gerald’s Hospital for treatment. We set up a crisis centre, which availed families of the victims opportunity to call for enquiries and provide relevant information about their missing relatives,” he added.

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