The Federal Government has said it would deploy the best digital security aparatus on the nation’s rail tracks to forestall the recurrence of the Abuja – Kaduna train attack.
The new Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo disclosed this today when he embarked on an inspection tour of Idu and Kubwa train stations in Abuja.
“We will put in place, everything humanly possible by employing the best technology available anywhere in the world to ensure adequate security so as to safeguard life and forestall future reoccurrences,” the Minister said.
As regards commencing operations, the Minister said this will only happen when those kidnapped have regained their freedom and are reunited with their families, adding that this will shore up the confidence of the people and engender them to continue to use the train service.
On the allegation that families of Nigerian Railway Corperation staff involved in the train attack have not been cartered for, the Minister said: ” that allegation is totally unfounded,” informing that they are being taken care of and that the Federal Government will continue to do so until everyone is reunited with their families
The Honourable Minister was accompanied on the inspection tour by the Minister of State for Transportation, Prince Ademola Adewole Adegoroye, the Permanent Secretary, Transportation, Dr. Magdalene Ajani, the Chief of Staff to the Minister, Dr. Abubakar Dantsoho, the Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation, Engr. Fidet Okhira, the Director, Rail Transport Services, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Engr. Jimoh Yusuf amongst other Management staff from the Ministry and NRC.