Usman Akali Baba

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Akali Baba, has ordered the deployment of armed personnel as the Abuja/Kaduna railway resumes operation, on Monday.


The train services were suspended on March 28, 2022, by the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) following the bombing of a moving train by terrorists, killing some and abducting about 60 others in the process.

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The Force Public Relations Officer, in Abuja, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, revealed in a statement that the force has been discussing with the Nigerian Railway Corporation and other security agencies to see to the safety of the train when operations commence.

The statement partly reads, “The Nigeria Police Force has been in regular talks with the Nigerian Railway Corporation and other security agencies in preparation for the commencement of operations.

“The deployment covers major railway stations along the route and operational coaches to provide adequate security for passengers, their property, and the entire service in order to prevent any unforeseen incidence.


“The IGP therefore assures the general public, especially 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.”

The Federal Government had revealed that the railway was supposed to resume operations last month but had to delay and resume on December 5.


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