Amid Shock of Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack, FG Moves To Construct Rail Line Linking Northwest To Northeast

Barely three months after the bloody attack on an Abuja-Kaduna bound train by terrorists, the Federal Government has announced plans to connect the Northeastern state of Sokoto to Adamawa State in the Northeast.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhamed said Federal Government will connect the two opposite states with a rail line as part of its ongoing Kano to Katsina Maradi rail project.

Terrorists have on March 28th this year, bombed the rail tack linking Abuja to Kaduna, killing over 60 persons and abducting 100 others in the process of the bout.

Read: Just In: Terrorists Bomb Kaduna-Abuja Train With 970 Passengers

However, about 72 hours ago, the terrorists vowed to start executing their victims if the government fail to honour their demands.

“We don’t need money. We have a good reason for doing what we did, until our demands are met none of the victims will come out alive even if it means we all die with them. They are well taken care of as you can see from the pictures we sent to you via WhatsApp but we assure you that this will not continue,” Abu Barra, the leader of the terrorist group said in a telephone conversation with an aide of Shiekh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi on phone.

The minister said that the planned linkage will foster efforts to improve on the transportation of goods and people from the northeast and northwest to other parts of the nation.

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