Seven persons, including a medical doctor, Chinelo Megafu, have reportedly died from gunshots injuries sustained in the terror attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train late yesterday.
Sources learnt that authorities are waiting for the train’s manifest before making a formal announcement on the identities of the dead and those abducted during the attack.
Megafu, who studied Dentistry at the University of Port Harcourt and was working in a hospital in Kaduna, had tweeted during the attack that she had been shot.
She tweeted, “I’m on the train. I have been shot. Please pray for me.”
A colleague of hers, Dr Michael Ajidahun, known as The Bearded Dr Sina on Twitter, shared the sad news of her death.
She was said to have died this morning at the hospital where she was taken to.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Railway Corporation has suspended train operations along the Abuja-Kaduna route indefinitely.
The NRC made this known in a post via its official Twitter handle @Official_NRC this morning.
In a terse statement, the NRC stated that the suspension was due to unforeseen circumstances.
“Dear passengers, due to unforeseen circumstances, Train operations along the Abuja-Kaduna route has been temporarily suspended. Further communication would be given in due course,” the statement reads.