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Bank of Agriculture MD, Others Missing After Kaduna Train Attack

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Agriculture, Alwan Ali Hassan and other top government officials have been confirmed missing after terrorists attacked passengers on the Abuja-Kaduna train.

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Agriculture, Alwan Ali Hassan and other top government officials have been confirmed missing after terrorists attacked passengers on the Abuja-Kaduna train.

Thefarmersmanual learned that Hassan was among the victims whisked away to unknown destinations by the terrorists using cars they had brought to the scene, after they had successfully blown up the train and immobilized it.

The Bank of Agriculture (BoA) gives out loans to help farmers, improve lives, support value chain activities, non-agricultural micro credit, savings mobilization, capacity building, technical support, and extension services.

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Adamu was among the passengers that were seated in the first class wing of the train. It was gathered that around 970 passengers were on board the Kaduna train when it was attacked by the terrorists who killed and injured several travelers at a location between Katari and Rijana.

Also, former Deputy Governor of Zamfara State, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala, was shot in the leg and has been taken to the hospital. Ozigi Musa-Lawal, the Trade Union Congress Secretary-General, and its Kwara State Chapter Chairman, Mr Akin Akinsola, were killed in the attack.

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The TUC’s President, Mr. Quadri Olaleye, confirmed the incident in a statement he issued on Tuesday in Lagos. The statement read in part, ‘’They were on their way to Kaduna for an official assignment slated for Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

‘’Comrade Ozigi served in the capacity of General Secretary, Construction and Civil Engineering Senior Staff Association (CCESSA), an affiliate of TUC for almost two decades before he joined the Congress in 2012. Comrade Akinsola was a staff of the Dangote Flour Mill under OLAM; they were both seasoned trade unionists, “he said.

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