According to Nigerian authorities, the Abuja-Kaduna railway line’s train services, which were halted after an attack eight months ago, will restart in November.
Following an armed gang attack on a moving passenger train on March 28, the Nigerian Railway Corporation suspended operations along the line.
The train was going when the gunmen detonated the rail track, causing it to derail.
They caused national anger and international criticism by killing at least eight passengers and kidnapping more than 60 others.
Over seven months, the hostages were gradually freed, despite several protests by traumatized family members calling for the freedom of their loved ones. On October 5, the last batch was released.
According to Mu’azu Sambo, the minister of transportation for Nigeria, sufficient security measures have been taken to guarantee the security of travelers.
He did not provide a precise start date for the services.
Attacks by jihadists and bandits, kidnappings for ransom, and separatist movements are all contributing to the nation’s ongoing struggle with increased insecurity.