As the Nigerian Railways is set to commence rail transportation from Kaduna to Abuja on Monday, the Inspector General of Police Usman Baba has ordered the immediate deployment of armed personnel along the Abuja-Kaduna road
The force’s public relations officer, Moiwa Adjobi, indicated in a statement on Sunday that security personnel will be deployed to guard against any breakdown of law and order.
The Daily Post reports that bandits attacked the Kaduna-Abuja train in March 2022, killing several passengers and kidnapping dozens of passengers.
After that, rail transportation was suspended.
However, the director general of the Norwegian Refugee Committee said that arrangements have been made for rail service to resume on Monday.
However, the IGP noted that the Nigeria Police Force is in regular talks with the Nigerian Railways and other security agencies in preparation for the commencement of operations.
He said the deployment covers major railway stations along the route and operational buses to provide adequate security for passengers, their belongings and the entire service to prevent any unexpected incidents.
Therefore, the IGP has reassured the general public, and especially the intended passengers, of adequate protection of life and property, as all hands are on deck to fortify rail services along the route and other railways across the country.
Kaduna-Abuja route: IGP deploys officers to protect train passengers