Tinubu cancels birthday colloquium over Kaduna train attack

Bola Tinubu

Presidential aspirant Bola Tinubu on Tuesday cancelled his 13th birthday colloquium in honour of victims of Kaduna train attack.

The colloquium, organised to mark his 70th birthday, was being held at Eko Hotels in Lagos when Tinubu called it off, describing the Monday attack as a “national tragedy”.

At least 970 passengers were aboard the train when it was attacked between Katari and Rijana communities.

The chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) called for a minute of silence in honour of those who died in the attack. About 60 persons are believed to have been killed.

Among those who were attending the colloquium was Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos; APC national secretary, Iyiola Omisore; billionaires Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola.