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Outrage As Nigerian Lady, Dr Chinelo Megafu Dies In Terror Attack On Abuja-Kaduna Train



A Nigerian lady, Dr Chinelo Megafu has died from the wounds she sustained in the deadly attack by terrorists on the Abuja-Kaduna train on Monday night.

Outrage As Nigerian Lady, Dr Chinelo Megafu Dies In Terror Attack On Abuja-Kaduna Train

Chinelo Megafu Killed In Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack

KanyiDaily had reported that the train was on its way from Abuja to Kaduna when it was attacked by terrorists who opened fire on over 970 passengers on board, killing some and whisking away unspecified number of people.

Although there is no official number of casualties, one of the victims who sustained gunshot injuries during the attack has been identified as a medical doctor, Chinelo Megafu.

Shortly after the attack on Monday night, Chinelo posted on her Twitter handle that she was shot in the train, while calling for prayers from her followers.

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Her tweet elicited varied reactions on the microblogging platform as some Twitter users empathised with her, while others described her tweet as “fake news”.

Some Twitter users also said she could not have tweeted with gunshot wounds, while others dismissed her claim, asking her to show proof that she was shot.

On Tuesday, the Nigerian Twitter space was flooded with posts saying the doctor has died from the gunshot wounds she sustained from the attack.

Chinelo’s death was confirmed by her colleague and friend, Michael Ajidahun, who revealed on Tuesday morning that she did not survive the gunshot wound.

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“Just woke up to a sad news My friend just woke up to losing a close friend who was shot at the Abuja Kaduna train incident by terrorists She tweeted yesterday that we should pray for her. Sadly she didn’t make it. She was a Doctor Nigeria why..I’m heartbroken,” said Ajidahun better known as ‘The Bearded Doctor’on Twitter.

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Another friend of the deceased said the doctor who worked at St Gerald’s hospital hospital in Kaduna had resigned ahead of her relocation abroad on Friday.

She tweeted, “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???”

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Below are Twitter reactions to the doctor’s death.

This sad incident comes just two days after armed bandits invaded Kaduna International Airport, killing aviation workers and leaving many others wounded.

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