Kaduna train attack: Details emerge on death of NBTE director, female medical doctor, others

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Details have emerged this morning on the eventual death of a director at the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Abdul Isa Kofarmata, aboard the ill-fated train terrorist attack of Monday night. Kofarmata, a passenger of the train, received severe gun injuries and later died.

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A family source of the deceased said he died of gunshots fired by the terrorists during the attack.

Dr Chinelo Megafu…dead

According to the source, his corpse is presently on its way to Kano for burial.

The source added that the late 55-year-old director is survived by four children and a wife.

Abdul Isa Kofarmata…dead

A female Medical Doctor, simply identified as Doctor Chinelo Megafu, was also shot and later died same night.  

Before her death, Dr Chinelo had tweeted: “I have been shot, presently in serious pains; please pray for me.”

Muhammad Amin Mahmood… I’m not dead

Doctor Chinelo Megafu tweeted in pains before breathing her last as a colleague speaks about her last moments.

The colleague said many Nigerians have, ever since, been mourning the tragic death of the promising young lady.

 Luck, however, was on the part of an All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirant, Muhammad Amin Mahmood, reported to have been killed after he was shot during the attack.

The aspirant in the just-concluded APC Convention for the Northwest Zonal Youth Leadership position was a passenger on the train that was attacked on Monday night.

Although this website had earlier reported that Mahmood was shot, subsequent reports by some news platform had revealed he died from the gunshot injuries.

But, Mahmood took to Twitter to debunk the news saying: “Good day ladies and gentlemen. Special gratitude goes to Almighty Allah. This is to debunk media reports that I was shot dead. I only sustained an injury from a gunshot on my thigh. I am presently receiving treatment at a medical facility.

“I sincerely appreciate those that prayed and sent in their words of consolation. Thank you so much”.

Muhammad Amin Mahmood was not alone on this. Sen Shehu Sani of Kaduna State tweet at about 11:17am saying: “I just spoke with a survivor who is a civil servant working with a public Library; She narrated that the terrorists specifically targeted the Business Class coach. They kidnapped some persons, including a “white man” & killed those who resisted, while she pretended to be dead./SHARE THIS

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