Train attack: NRC confirms safety of 186, says 22 missing


Abuja-Kaduna train

Abuja-Kaduna train

..186 confirmed safe, 22 missing

….51 phone numbers on manifest switched off, not reachable, 35 ringing but no response

By Dirisu Yakubu

The Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, in fulfillment of its pledge to provide updates on the bombed Kaduna-bound train penultimate Monday, has confirmed the safety of additional 14 persons on board the ill-fated train.

With this development, the total number of persons now confirmed safe has risen to 186.

In an update signed by NRC Managing Director, Eng. Fidet Okhiria, the corporation , said two coaches earlier re-railed have been moved to the Rigasa station, Kaduna state.

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“186 persons on the manifest are confirmed to be safe and at their various homes  (additional 14 persons confirmed safe today).

“51 phone numbers on the manifest are either switched off or not reachable since Tuesday morning..

“35 phone numbers on the manifest when called are…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper