Officials of the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and Nigerian Red Cross have concluded the evacuation of passengers trapped on the Abuja-Kaduna train.
Those who sustained injuries, and other fatalities, have been moved to hospitals.
An aide to the Governor of Kaduna State, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, following an attack on the train by Bandits.
The statement read in part, “The passengers were evacuated from different hard-to-reach areas in forests and rocky locations in Audujongom, off the Kaduna-Abuja Road.
“As stated yesterday, the Kaduna State Government is still liaising with the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) to ascertain the list from the passengers manifest for efficient tracking.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai who commended all those who participated in the evacuation, appealed to the hospitals to attend to the victims diligently.
“The Governor also directed the Ministry of Health to be in contact with the hospitals as government will bear the cost of their treatment.
“As of the time of this update, search-and-rescue operations are in progress.”