- The Nigerian government has finally given a timeline for the resumption of the Abuja-Kaduna train services
- The information was released on behalf of the government by the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi
- Amaechi on Wednesday, March 30, revealed that the trains will resume service with aerial security from the airforce
Kaduna - The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said that the Abuja-Kaduna train operations will resume service once the rail track has been repaired
Amaechi made the remark while visiting injured passengers from the Abuja-Kaduna train attack at the 44 Military Reference Hospital and St Gerald’s Catholic Hospital in Kaduna on Wednesday, March 30.
The Kaduna-bound train derailed after explosives believed to be IED’s planted on the rail track went off around Katari, Kaduna state.
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In a series of tweets via his official Twitter account, Amaechi said the trains will resume service with aerial security from the airforce.
He noted that Integrated security surveillance and monitoring solution for the rail line will be implemented as ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Kaduna train attack: Governor Nasir El-Rufai reveals he warned FG against night journeys
In a previous report by Legit.ng, Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai revealed that he warned against night journeys on the Kaduna-Abuja rail line.
El-Rufai made the statement while speaking to one of the survivors of the terrorist attack which occurred on Monday, March 28.
Mallam El-Rufai said after listening to the passenger:
“You know, I told the minister to stop operating after 5 pm. The evening train, I said they should discontinue it. Because we knew they were likely to attack at night.”
Former Nigerian deputy governor shot in Abuja-Kaduna train attack
An aide to the former deputy governor confirmed that Wakkala sustained gunshot wounds in the terrorist attack.
The northern politician was returning from the just concluded All Progressives Congress national convention held in Abuja.