ABUJA – Dr. Chinelo Megafu, a dental surgeon, has been identified as one of the passengers shot dead during a terrorist attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train on Monday.
According to multiple reports, Dr. Megafu, a graduate of the University of Port Harcourt, who was among the passengers on board the train had twitted after being shot at and she called for prayers.
Her tweet reads: “I’m on the train. I have been shot, please pray for me”
After the incident, a friend of the deceased said, “Dr Chinelo was making an honest living, she was working at St Gerald’s Hospital in Kaduna, she wanted more for herself and processed her papers to leave this hell-hole.
“She resigned last month to leave the country this Friday then this happened. Nigeria why???”
Another friend of the deceased said, “Yes, it’s true, though I don’t know when she was meant to leave. May her soul Rest In Peace.”
Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Government Tuesday issued an update on the terrorists’ attack on a Kaduna-bound train but failed to give figures for casualties.
It however said the evacuation of passengers trapped in the train from Abuja was concluded this morning by security forces.
The government said the passengers who sustained injuries and other fatalities had also been moved to hospitals.
Unconfirmed reports said 15 passengers were injured, while two died.
Meanwhile, the families of the victims are currently in trauma. Some of the families said they were yet to get confirmation concerning the whereabouts and well-being of their loved ones.