FG gives date for resumption of Abuja – Kaduna train



Abuja – Kaduna train service will resume this month, according to the federal government of Nigeria.

Mu’azu Sambo, minister of transportation, made the announcement on Monday in Abuja.

The service was shut down in March after terrorists launched an attack on a train conveying passengers to Kaduna.

‘The Abuja Kaduna mishap was indeed a very sad one. And by the grace of God, we shall not witness anything like that again. ‘Not only because we have committed that to prayer but we have also deliberately taken steps.

‘Like you said, yes, indeed, lessons have been learned. And these lessons will be put into place.

‘What are the lessons, safety, and security surveillance, constant monitoring 24/7 and 7 days a week, 12 months a year, all around the clock.

‘The minister should be able to sit in his office and look at the rail corridor and see what is happening there.

‘The president should be able to do that. The director-general of the State Security Service (SSS) should be able to do that and so on and all other security agencies.

‘These are the measures we have put in place. Nobody will again shave our heads behind our backs.

‘This month of November, we shall resume that service. Remember, I told you for those of you who are reporters from the State House that we will not resume this service until every Nigerian held in captivity was reunited with their families,’ Sambo was quoted in the media.

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