Outrage over death of female doctor in Abuja-Kaduna train attack

Written by on March 29, 2022

The death of Dr. Megafu Nwando Chinelo, who boarded the attacked Kaduna-bound train with hundreds of passengers, has elicited flurry of reactions.

Her death with some other identified victims sparked outrage especially on social media. Chinelo died from the wounds she sustained in the deadly attack.

One of Chinelo’s colleagues confirmed her death.

In the now-viral image seen, Chinelo was seen in the pool of her blood.

According to her friends, she worked at St Gerald’s hospital in Kaduna and resigned in February because she was planning to relocate abroad.

The University of Port Harcourt-trained Dental Surgeon had planned to relocate aboard on Friday.

The Kaduna-bound train with an unspecified number of passengers was on Monday night attacked by terrorists.

The train, which left Abuja around 6 pm, was attacked between Katari and Rijana.

Many passengers were injured. The gunmen were said to have blown up the rail track, forcing the 1000-capacity train to derail around Rijana, a village on the rail corridor in Kaduna.

Chinelo in a terse tweet during the attack said: “I’m in the train. I have been shot please pray for me.”Her terse tweet generated mixed reactions.

Many trolled her while some expressed emphathy hoping she would make it alive.

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