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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday led the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to observe a minute silence in honour of the victims of the terrorist attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train.
This is coming hours after the President ordered the military and security outfits to go after the terrorists, rescue all kidnapped passengers and bring the terrorists to justice.
The weekly virtual FEC presided over by President Buhari, started by 10am with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, calling for a minute silence to be observed.
Mustapha disclosed the main and rescued train were attacked resulting in the death of eight persons, over 46 people injured and several others kidnapped.
Others in attendance were the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN); Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari; the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd); and Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan.
Other cabinet members physically attending the meeting are; Ministers of Information and Cultur Lai Mohammed; Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed; Justice and Attorney-General, Abubakar Malami; Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire; Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige; Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo; and Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Faroq.
Others are Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN), Minister of State Mines and Steel, Uche Ogar, while other ministers are attending virtually from their various offices.