NRC suspends Lagos-Kano, Ajaokuta services

Written by on August 3, 2022

The Nigeria Railway Corporation has suspended the Lagos-Kano and Ajaokuta train services  due to fear of terrorist attacks.

Multiple sources in the Ministry of Transportation and the NRC  confided in one of our correspondents that the train services would not resume until the security along the Lagos-Kano route and the Ajaokuta train station  was guaranteed.

It was also learnt that the NRC  suspended services at the Ajaokuta station along Warri-Itakpe route because of the attack on some passengers by gunmen on Monday.

It was gathered that the Lagos-Kano train services were suspended because of the high level of insecurity in Niger and Kaduna states, which are the routes of the train heading to Kano from Lagos.

The NRC Managing Director, Fidet Okhiria, confirmed the suspension of the train services at the Ajaokuta station and the Lagos-Kano route to The PUNCH on Tuesday.

Speaking on the services along the Warri-Itakpe route, he stated, “We have not stopped (services), rather what we said was that we are not going to be stopping at the Ajaokuta station.


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