IGP deploys personnel as Abuja-Kaduna train resumes on Monday
The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the immediate deployment of armed personnel along the Abuja-Kaduna route as the Kaduna-Abuja rail transportation resumes on Monday.
A statement issued on Sunday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, disclosed that the security operatives would be deployed to guard against any breakdown of law and order.
Recall that on March 28, 2022, bandits had attacked a Kaduna-Abuja train, killing several passengers and abducting scores of passengers.
Consequently, rail transportation on that route was suspended.
However, the Managing Director of the Nigeria Rail Corporation (NRC) revealed over the weekend that necessary arrangements had been put in place for rail service to resume on Monday.
In the same vein, the IGP noted that the Nigeria Police Force had been in regular talks with the NRC and other security agencies in preparation for the commencement of operations.
According to him, “The deployment covers major railway stations along the route and operational coaches to provide adequate security for passengers, their property and the entire service to prevent any unforeseen incidence.”
The IGP, therefore, assured the general public, particularly intending passengers, of adequate protection of lives and property, as all hands are on deck to fortify the railway services along the route and other rail lines across the country.