The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has appealed to families of victims of train attack on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line to allow the train service to resume.
MURIC made the appeal in a statement signed by its Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola and made available to newsmen on Friday morning.
Recall that terrorists had attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train on 28th March 2022. The attack led to the death of many passengers, while many more others were injured.
Worst still, the terrorists kidnapped many passengers and have been releasing their victims in batches after collecting huge ransom. Many are still held captive.
However, the families of the victims of the dastardly attack have kicked any attempts by the Nigerian Railway Corporation to resume operation on the Abuja-Kaduna route, according to reports.
And MURIC said that while it sympathises with families, the ugly incident must not be politicised. It called on the Federal Government to act fast and see that those still suffering in captivity regained their freedom.
The rights group said that thousands of Nigerians who need the railway services are being deprived of this dividend of democracy on a daily basis, calling for the immediate resumption of work.
“It has been a very sad and unfortunate incident and we solidarise with the victims and their families. But life must continue particularly in view of the large number of citizens who are suffering the consequences