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Aisha Buhari abandons plane, joins train from Kaduna to Abuja

The wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, Thursday travelled from Kaduna to Abuja by train. It was learnt that she had arrived in Kaduna from…

The wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, Thursday travelled from Kaduna to Abuja by train.

It was learnt that she had arrived in Kaduna from Kano by air where she had paid a condolence visit to the family of the five-year-old Hanifa Abubakar who was killed by her school proprietor, Abdulmalik Tanko.

Daily Trust was informed that Mrs Buhari joined the train in order to encourage more Nigerians to use that mode of transportation.

She was in the company of her younger brother, Mahmud Ahmad, also known as Modi, and a few aides.

Many Nigerians are now travelling by train to avoid the Abuja-Kaduna Highway which has been witnessing cases of kidnapping and armed robbery in recent time.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has invested heavily in the revamping of Nigeria’s rail sector.

Apart from the Abuja-Kaduna line, the Lagos-Ibadan railway has also effectively roared back to life.