BREAKING: Tinubu cancels 70th birthday colloquium to honour Kaduna train attack victims

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Tinubu cancels 70th birthday colloquium to honour Abuja-Kaduna train attack victims
Tinubu cancels 70th birthday colloquium to honour Abuja-Kaduna train attack victims
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The National leader of the All Progressives Congress Party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reportedly cancelled his 70th Birthday Colloquium in order to honour the victims of the Monday Abuja-Kaduna Train attack by bandits.

9News Nigeria learnt that Chief Bola Tinubu made the announcement at Eko Hotels in Lagos, the venue of the 13th Bola Ahmed Tinubu Colloquium with the theme, ‘Pivoting Nigeria Into The New Order’.

According to him, the attack was a “national tragedy” and over 60 persons lost their lives to the terror.

He said, “Today is supposed to be a very joyful 70th birthday of mine living on earth. I give thanks to God Almighty for being able to survive to this age…

“I have just been informed of a very sad incident in our country, very sad indeed, that over 60 people and many more were killed and bombed on a train between Kaduna and Abuja just last night. That is a very serious incident about the security of lives in this country and it calls for a very serious sober reflection.

“For me to be here celebrating, dancing and enjoying myself doesn’t show enough concern of a statesman and a senior citizen of this country.

“This event should not be holding. I have consulted with the people you see around me here and they’ve agreed with me and being a very highly committed democrat, I have given myself to their suggestion that they agreed that this event be cancelled.”

The APC leader, alongside hundreds of others at the event, observed one-minute silence for the lives lost in the spirit of “national tragedy and concern”.

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Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu also urged the two clergies at the event to pray for the soul of the departed and for relief for their bereaved family members.

9News Nigeria reported that some yet to be identified bandits had attacked a train travelling from Abuja to Kaduna with hundreds of passengers on board leaving some passengers dead.

A Nigerian man who was on board the Abuja-Kaduna train that was attacked by terrorists confirmed that some passengers were killed during the attack.

READ ALSO: THE MAN ON BOARD THE TRAIN ATTACKED BY TERRORISTS CONFIRMS THAT PEOPLE DIED IN THE ATTACK

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