Inspector General of Police Baba deploys armed police as Abuja-Kaduna rail service resumes

As rail services on the Abuja-Kaduba hub resume on Monday, December 5, 2022, the  inspectors general of police (IGP), Usman Baba, has ordered the immediate  deployment of armed personnel to safeguard passengers on the route.
TMY Newspapers recalls that services on the Abuja-Kaduna were suspended following the attack and kidnapping of hundreds of passengers on the route by dare-devil bandits and kidnappers, who were later demanding ransom for the release of the over 200 distraught passengers, who have all been released.
Disclosing the IGP’s directive , the spokesperson of the Force headquarters, v
Olumuyiwa Adejobi,, in a statement, stated that the armed operatives would be drawn from the police mobile force, K-9, force intelligence bureau, explosive ordinance unit and railway police command.
Adejobi said the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has been in constant  talks with the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) and other security agencies in readiness for the resumption of commercial operations on the Abuja-Kaduna route
“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.
He said the IGP has assured the public, especially intending passengers, of adequate protection of lives and property.
Adejobi quoted IGP Uan.Baba to have said that all hands are on deck to fortify the railway services along the route and other rail lines across the country

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