Train Bomb Attack: Train operator not found, Doctor relocating abroad killed
The driver of the Kaduna-bound train that was attacked on Monday night by unknown gunmen has reportedly been missing since the incident happened.
According to the Daily Trust, a colleague of the train driver said the driver simply identified as Sani left Kaduna with the train at 2pm and was expected back to Kaduna at 8pm, but hasn’t returned since then.
“He is a friend and a colleague; we were together a day before he left. We tried reaching him through phone after the incident but his phone has been unreachable. We are all confused but we pray he and the others are safe,” he said.
The missing driver’s friend said his colleague, who is an indigene of Bauchi State, recently relocated his family to Rigasa community in Kaduna
Other sources at the station also said two other workers of the train were among the casualties.
Another victim of the attack was a medical doctor, Chinelo Megafu, who lost her life in the incident.
Reports say the deceased had tweeted during the attack, calling for prayers after being shot.
But hours later, Dr Michael Ajidahun, her colleague and friend, gave an update that she did not survive the attack.
“Just woke up to a sad news My friend just woke up to losing a close friend who was shot at the Abuja Kaduna train incident by terrorists She tweeted yesterday that we should pray for her. Sadly she didn’t make it. She was a Doctor Nigeria why..I’m heartbroken,” said Ajidahun better known as ‘The Bearded Doctor’on Twitter.
Another friend of the doctor said the lady who worked at a popular hospital in Kaduna had resigned ahead of her relocation abroad.
According to her, the doctor was bound to leave Nigeria on Friday.
“Dr Chinelo was making an honest living, she was working at St Gerald’s hospital in Kaduna, she wanted more for herself and processed her papers to leave this hell-hole. She resigned last month to leave the country this Friday then this happened. Nigeria why???”she tweeted.
In a statement, the Nigerian Medical Association, Kaduna branch, confirmed that the doctor worked at St Gerald’s Hospital.