Inspector-General of Police Usman Baba (IGP) has directed the deployment of armed officers to guard the rail services between Abuja and Kaduna.
In a statement released on Sunday, the force’s spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the agents will be selected from the police mobile force, K-9, force intelligence bureau, explosive ordinance unit, and railway police command.
On Monday, December 5, it is anticipated that rail service between Abuja and Kaduna would resume.
In preparation for the start of operations, Adejobi claimed that the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has been in constant communication with the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) and other security agencies.
“The deployment covers major railway stations along the route and operational coaches to provide adequate security for passengers, their property and the entire service in order to prevent any unforeseen incidence,” he said.
According to him, the IGP has guaranteed the public, particularly prospective travellers, that lives and property will be adequately protected.
“All hands are on deck to strengthen the railroad services along the route and other train lines around the country.”
Last month, the federal government announced that operations on the corridor would resume. The plans, nevertheless, ran into a snag in the execution process.
The FG created a new timeline for the start of classes in its most recent schedule.
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