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NRC Suspends Section of Warri-Itakpe Train Service – NRC

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The Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, has declared a section of the Warri-Itakpe Train Service suspended.

The declaration came amid speculations on some sections of the media that operation on the Warri-Itakpe corridor had been grounded.

In a statement by its Fidet Okhiria, Managing Director on Wednesday, the NRC noted that the Warri-Itakpe train will remain operational as scheduled, adding that their is only a temporal suspension on the Ajaokuta stop.

“There is a temporary suspension of the passenger train stoppage at Ajaokuta station due to communal clashes pending restoration of peace in the area.”

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According to the statement, the decision is “in compliance with the Honourable Minister’s directive”.

It however, stressed that “the Abuja to Kaduna passenger train service remains suspended until all the passengers held hostage as a result of the train attack by the bandits are completely released to their relations and the additional security system is put in place to avoid reoccurrence.

“In addition, the Lagos to Kano express passenger train will not resume operation following suspected bandits presence along the Minna to kaduna rail corridor in the North Western district of the Corporation.”

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