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Kaduna govt receives passengers’ belongings

The Kaduna State Government has received luggage, valuables and other belongings of some passengers on board the ill-fated Abuja-Kaduna train attacked on Monday night by terrorists.

The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who stated this on Friday, said the state government received the items from the military authority.

The development, the commissioner said, excited the state governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai.

According to him, nine of the passengers had already received their belongings.

He said: “The Kaduna State Government has received luggage, valuables and other belongings of some passengers who were on the Abuja-Kaduna train AK9 which was attacked by terrorists on 28th March.

“The items were handed over to the Kaduna State Government by the military authorities, who had gathered the items from within and around the train during search operations after the attack.

“Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i expressed his thanks to the military authorities and commended them for their careful handling and documentation of the items, comprising over 100 pieces of luggage, valuables, gadgets and personal effects.

“Nine persons had already collected their items after presenting proof at the point of recovery by the military.

“The remaining belongings, received with a detailed inventory, will be carefully stored. A system for the receipt of claims will be communicated to the public subsequently.”

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