Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Government has announced that 398 passengers bought tickets for the trip on the Abuja-Kaduna train service which was attacked by terrorists on Monday night with the release of the passenger manifest by the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC.

The figure appears to contradict the earlier media report that almost
1,000 passengers were on board the attacked train.

This disclosure is contained in a statement issued by the Kaduna State
Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan,
on Wednesday, where he noted that 362 of these passengers were
validated as having boarded the train through the gate.

Aruwan revealed that the document confirmed that 8 dead bodies were
recovered, while 26 were injured, with several of the passengers still
unaccounted for as search operations were said to be ongoing.

He, however, noted that the NRC explained that the passenger manifest
does not include NRC staff and security officials who were on board.

The Kaduna State Government in the statement also appealed to the
public to assist with information regarding passengers on the train by
contacting the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency on the
phone line 09088923398, adding that further updates will be
communicated to the public