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Abuja-Kaduna Rail Services Will Resume When Safety Is Guaranteed – NRC

Abuja-Kaduna Rail Services Will Resume When Safety Is Guaranteed - NRC
Abuja-Kaduna rail services will resume when safety is guaranteed, the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has said.

Gatekeepers News reports that the NRC managing director, Fidet Okhiria,  stated this following the March 28 attack that claimed the lives of some passengers while others were kidnapped. The terrorists recently released the remaining victims.

Okhiria said the Federal Government is putting concrete security measures in place to safeguard train passengers and railway infrastructure across the country.

He said a committee set up to look into the resumption of the Abuja-Kaduna rail operations is yet to submit its report.

Okhiria added that operations on the route will resume “when we think it’s safe to start”.

“A team was set up, not just for Abuja-Kaduna but for rail security and we are meeting to ensure concrete measures to safeguard train passengers railway infrastructure across the country,” he said.

“We have broken into committees and while that is going on, those things we need to put in place to help us run safe and secure trains are also being put in place within the NRC.

“We are providing some shields like barracks where the police can feel safe and comfortable to work.

“We are also going to provide some sort of mobility and safety wears for the security people.

“The team is made up of office of the chief of defense staff, chief of army staff, the IG, DSS and the military intelligence, we have all in that committee.

“And those things we can do before the committee submit their report, we are putting in place, so that we can start operation when we think it’s safe to start.”

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