Nigerian Railway Coporation resumes service on Abuja – Kaduna route after bomb scare.

Written by on October 24, 2021

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has resumed services on the Abuja-Kaduna route two days after it suspended operations following an explosion that rocked a section of the rail track on Wednesday night.

The corporation announced suspension of all operations along the route on Thursday after a train almost suffered a derailment at the Rijanna area of Kaduna due to an explosion on the rail line.

But normal operations resumed at the Rigasa train station in Kaduna on Saturday after the repair of the damaged portion of the track but there was a low turnout of passengers on the route despite the heavy deployment of more security forces on the train.

Passengers called for more security officials to be deployed along the route to reassure commuters.

Meanwhile, commercial motor parks in Kaduna have been witnessing a large surge of people for Abuja bound vehicles after the attack.

Passengers say the need to travel has made them turn back to the road just as an NURTW worker Dogara Goni expressed happiness with the new turn of event.

The constant Kidnaping cases on the roads has made lots of travelers shift attention to the rails, but with what has happened, the response will be dependent on where security can be viewed as been better.

Seun Fakorede

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