On Wednesday in Abuja, the Federal Executive Council (FEC), observed a minute’s silence to honor the victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, began with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, calling for a minute’s silence to be observed in honor of the victims.
NAN reports that the Kaduna-bound train, which left Abuja at 6 p.m. on Monday, was attacked by suspected terrorists at about 7.45 p.m., just about 15 minutes drive before Kaduna.
Eight persons had been confirmed dead, 46 were hospitalized and several others were kidnapped following the attack.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari are attending the meeting.
Others are the National Security Adviser, retired Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno, and Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan.
Also in attendance are the Ministers of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Dr. Zainab Ahmed, and Justice, Abubakar Malami, Health, Dr. Ehanire Osagie, and Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.
The ministers of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo, Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq are also attending the Council meeting.
The rest are Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, Minister of State Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar among others. (NAN)