We Did Not Stop Warri-Itakpe Train Services – NRC Clarifies

MD of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Engr. Fidet Okhiria.

The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has clarified that it did not stop train operations on Warri-Itakpe rail corridor.

NRC in a statement on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 clarified that the suspension was as a result of communal clashes in the area.

The statement reads in full, “The management of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) wishes to inform the general public, especially, our numerou valued customers that NRC did not ground its train operations as speculated in some quarters.

“The Warri- Itakpe train service is fully operational as scheduled, however there is a temporary suspension of the passenger train stoppage at Ajaokuta station due to communal clashes pending restoration of peace in the area.

“Similarly, in compliance with the Honourable Minister’s directive, 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,” the statement said.

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