Nigerian Newspapers: Headlines that will interest you today, Wednesday

Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Wednesday, March 30, 2022.

1. Kaduna-Abuja train attack: Buhari, National Assembly, governors demand tough actions, survivors recount ordeal [Punch Newspaper]

At least eight out of the 398 passengers, who boarded the ill-fated Kaduna-bound train from Abuja around 6pm on Monday, have been confirmed dead by the federal and state governments, while 28 are currently hospitalised and several others still unaccounted for.

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the figures, also disclosed that from the manifest received from the Nigerian Railway Corporation, 398 passengers bought tickets, but 362 were validated.

2. Senate asks Buhari to declare full scale war against terrorists [NewsWireNGR]

The Senate on Tuesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare full war against terrorists in the country.

The lawmakers during plenary discussed the spate of insecurity in the country and the recent attack by bandits on a Kaduna-bound train where travellers were killed, and many others injured.

One of the lawmakers, Senator Gabriel Suswam said the terrorist attack on the train is a pointer to the failure of leadership in the country. Read more.

3. Airlines consider suspension of flight operations to and fro the volatile Kaduna International Airport [NewsWireNGR]

Local airlines are considering temporary suspension of flight operations to and fro the volatile Kaduna International Airport following the terrorists’ siege at the weekend.

The operators, who are putting safety ahead of business consideration, said uncertainties in the northern axis have made commercial flight operations most risky.

About 200 gunmen on Saturday staged an attack on Kaduna International Airport, Kaduna, killing an official of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) and disrupting flight services for hours. Read more.

4. Manifest: Full list of passengers on attacked Abuja-Kaduna train service AK9 [NewsWireNGR]

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has forwarded the detailed manifest for the Abuja-Kaduna train service AK9 which was attacked Monday night to the Kaduna state government.

According to the documents obtained by NewsWireNGR, 398 passengers bought tickets for the trip, but 362 were validated as having boarded the train through the recognized turnstile. Read more.

5. Rotimi Amaechi says more than N3 billion needed to replace what had been lost to the attack on the Abuja-Kaduna rail [NewsWireNGR]

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Tuesday said it will take more than N3 billion to replace what had been lost to the attack on the Abuja-Kaduna rail route.

Terrorists had attacked a train on the route on Monday, killing at least eight persons.

Many are also believed to have been abducted.

Mr Amaechi, speaking to reporters after visiting the scene of the attack, said the unfortunate event could have been avoided if a N3 billion digital security equipment had been acquired. Read more.

6. Trade Union secretary killed in Abuja-Kaduna train attack [NewsWireNGR]

The secretary-general of the Trade Union Congress, Musa-Lawal Ozigi, has been reportedly killed during the Abuja-Kaduna train attack on Monday.

The Kwara State Chairman of the TUC, Akin Akinsola, is said to have also been killed during the unfortunate incident.

This is according to a statement signed by the TUC President, Quadri Olaleye.

“Comrade Ozigi served in the capacity of General Secretary, Construction and Civil Engineering Senior Staff Association (CCESSA), an affiliate of TUC for almost two decades before he joined the Congress in 2012,” the statement said. Read more.

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