By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Agriculture (BOA), Alwan Hassan, has been reported to be unreachable since the attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train.
Hassan was last seen boarding the Kaduna-bound train that was attacked by terrorists on Monday evening.
The gunmen were said to have blown up the rail track after which they launched an attack on the passengers.
Several persons including one of the train drivers, food vendors, and cleaners were reportedly killed in the attack.
Following the incident, a picture of Hassan was circulated on social media platforms, including WhatsApp.
The caption accompanying the image read: “Alwan Hassan has been kidnapped at Kaduna Train Crisis…We solicit for your prayers.”
Speaking to TheCable on Tuesday, an official of BOA’s corporate communications department said Hassan has not been reachable since the incident happened.
“We are not so sure if he has been kidnapped. Yes, he was on that train. But we have not heard anything from him,” the official said.
Although the official death toll is yet to be determined, over 60 passengers were said to have been killed in the attack.