According to the Kaduna State government, several passengers who boarded the train that was assaulted on Monday night have yet to be found.
Terrorists attacked a portion of the Kaduna-Abuja rail route, leading the train, which left Abuja at 6 p.m. on Monday, to derail, according to the Daily Trust.
They then opened fire on the passengers, kidnapping some and killing others.
Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan provided the most recent information on the rescue operation, saying that while eight bodies had been discovered, 26 others had been injured and were being treated.
He said that 362 people boarded the train, according to records received from the Nigerian Railway Corporation.
“The Kaduna State Government has received the detailed passenger manifest for the Abuja-Kaduna train service AK9, which was assaulted by terrorists on Monday, from the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC).”
“According to the records acquired, 398 persons purchased tickets for the trip, but 362 were certified as having boarded through a recognized turnstile.
“The NRC employees and security officials who were on board are not listed on the passenger manifest.”
“In addition, security officials stated that eight bodies were found and 26 people were injured during the attack,” the statement continued. At the time of this update, investigations are still underway to determine the status of the individuals who were on board the train and are still missing. Search and rescue operations are also continuing.”