Why Abuja-Kaduna Train Service Will Not Resume Now – FG

Mary Ugwuanyi

The Federal Government has said that it would be insensitive to the families of abducted passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna train to resume service while some passengers that were abducted by terrorists during the March 28 train attack remain captive.

According to FG, efforts are underway to deploy technology to prevent future attacks by terrorists.

These were disclosed by the Minister of Transportation, Muazu Sambo, while briefing State House Correspondents after Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Minister said that the government is considering deploying the DSS-approved system utilized by the

Kano State Government to frustrate terrorist activities in the vast Falgore forest.

Recall that terrorists had on March 28, 2022, attacked the Kaduna bound train, killing at least eight passengers, while several others were injured; with at least 41 persons kidnapped.

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Train services along the Abuja-Kaduna route had since halted, raising questions about the government’s plan to recommence movement.

Responding to the queries on Wednesday, Sambo said, “There are two core matters at the heart of the resumption of the Abuja-Kaduna rail services. And these core issues are one, families are traumatised over their loved ones that are still in captivity.”

He also emphasized the need for proper surveillance along the tracks.

Source: Punch

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