The Federal Government through the Ministry of Transportation has announced an extension of the resumption date for the Abuja-Kaduna rail services.

The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, disclosed this to newsmen in Kaduna on Sunday on an inspection tour to assess the state of readiness of the Abuja-Kaduna rail services before the commencement of operations.

He however did not give a specific date for the resumption but noted that it will not be more than a week.

According to the minister, the FG has introduced a new system of purchasing tickets, which he said is the beginning of security checks which will enable the government to ascertain who boards the train at every point in time.

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It could be recalled that the FG last week announced that the Abuja-Kaduna rail services will resume operations on November 28, 2022.

The Abuja-Kaduna train service was temporarily halted eight months ago when terrorists planted explosives that derailed the train AK-9 while on its last lap from Abuja to Kaduna.

The terrorist had killed nine and abducted over 60 passengers, all of whom have been released.

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