Dr. Chinelo Megafu, a dental surgeon, aged 27 years old, who was among the passengers on board the Kaduna-bound train that was assaulted, turned to social media sites, mainly Twitter, at the time of the unfortunate incident to seek for prayers. “I am on the train,” she wrote in her tweet. Please pray for me since I’ve been shot.” Though several Twitter users dismissed it as a joke and refused to trust her, even calling her a liar. Her acquaintances claimed she was assassinated at the time of the attack a few hours later.
In a statement issued by its President, Prof Innocent Ujah, the Nigerian Medical Association expressed sadness over the news, saying it was “one too many.” “As an Association, we passionately condemn the country’s deteriorating insecurity, which has put all of us, as well as Nigerians in general, exposed to violent attacks by bandits, hoodlums, terrorists, and kidnappers, who are currently having a field day inflicting deep sorrows and terrible pains.”
She was killed in the Abuja-Kaduna train incident on March 28th, has been buried in Lagos. In the midst of sorrow, the late Dr. Chinelo Megafu’s body was ultimately laid to rest in a private cemetery in Lagos. The mourners were unable to contain their feelings and burst into sobs. Coworkers and friends were seen dressed in white. On Thursday (21st April 2022), the deceased’s memorial funeral service was held at the Shepherdhill Baptist Church in Obanikoro, with Chinelo’s parents, friends, brothers, and sisters in attendance. RIP Chinelo!