Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, Kaduna State governor has approved the payment of N18 million to the relatives of nine people murdered in the terrorist attack on the ill-fated Abuja-Kaduna train.
Mr Muhammed Mukaddas, the Executive Secretary of the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (KADSEMA), made the announcement on Wednesday in Kaduna.
On April 19, Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i approved the distribution of N2 million apiece to the relatives of those killed in the Abuja-Kaduna train incident, he said.
Today.ng learnt according to Mukaddas, that the governor has also approved the payment of N250, 000 to each of the 22 people who were critically injured in the train incident.
The donation, according to the KADSEMA executive secretary, was made to support the victims rather than recompense them. He explained that as a humanitarian organization, its mission was to be among the first responders in all types of disasters.”
369 victims were contacted and offered psychological assistance; 264 people accepted the offers and received assistance,” the executive secretary stated.
When the disaster occurred, Mukaddas said, the agency promptly notified senior government authorities and then invited all necessary parties, including security agencies, to join the search, rescue, and evacuation mission.
“We moved to the area and secured ambulances and buses for evacuation.” The military had begun evacuation before to our arrival, so we removed the dead bodies, a few badly injured patients, and one guy who had fled custody.
“We took the deceased to the 44 NARH and the living to St. Gerald’s for treatment.” “We established a crisis center where victims’ families could contact for inquiries and receive pertinent information about their missing relatives,” he said.
Mukaddas went on to say that the agency worked with the ministry of health to settle the victims’ medical costs and to guarantee that drugs and consumables were sent to both the 44 Nigeria Army Reference and St. Gerald’s hospitals.
Bandits assaulted an Abuja-Kaduna train on March 28 near Katari, Kaduna State, murdering eight passengers and injuring numerous more, while a large number of others were taken, according to news reports.
Following the attack on the Kaduna airport, which resulted in the closure of the facility, this incident occurred.
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