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Bank of Agriculture MD missing after Kaduna train attack

The Managing Director of the Bank of the Agriculture, Alwan Ali Hassan, is reportedly missing after terrorists attacked passengers on the Abuja-Kaduna train.

The bank boss was among the passengers on the train going to Kaduna.

“We cannot tell if he has been kidnapped or not but we are worried because we have been unable to reach him since yesterday.

“His phone lines have been switched off and no one has contacted the bank or any of his family members,” a source close to his family told The Nation on Tuesday.

Aside from Hassan, the Trade Union Congress Secretary-General, Mr Ozigi Musa-Lawal, and its Kwara State Chapter Chairman, Mr Akin Akinsola, were among those confirmed dead from the incident.

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The TUC’s President, Mr Quadri Olaleye, confirmed the incident in a statement he issued on Tuesday in Lagos.

The statement read in part, ‘’They were on their way to Kaduna for an official assignment slated for Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

‘’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.

‘’Comrade Akinsola was a staff of the Dangote Flour Mill under OLAM; they were both seasoned Trade Unionists,’’ he said.

‘’The congress condoles with the families and friends of our comrades and the good people of Kogi for this irreparable loss; may God rest their souls. Amen.‘’

It was gathered that around 970 passengers were on board the Kaduna train when the terrorists attacked, blew up the tracks, killed and injured several travellers.

It was gathered that around 970 passengers were on board the Kaduna train when the terrorists attacked, blew up the tracks, killed and injured several travellers.

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