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Kaduna Train Attack: Buhari Directs Immediate Implementation Of Surveillance System


Kaduna Train Attack: Buhari Directs Immediate Implementation Of Surveillance SystemPresident Muhammadu Buhari has on Tuesday met with Service Chiefs in Abuja over the Kaduna train incident which occurred on Monday.

He directed the immediate conclusion of all the processes for the implementation of the integrated security surveillance and monitoring solution for Abuja to Kaduna railway line.

The President also said the solution should be extended to cover the Lagos-Ibadan railway line.

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This is according to a statement signed by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu.

The Abuja-Kaduna train was attacked by gunmen on Monday night while it was a few minutes away from the Kaduna station.

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The number of casualties has not yet been confirmed, but among those killed are Chinelo Megafo, a dental surgeon, and Isa Kofar-Mata, a director at National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).

Several persons are reported to have been kidnapped, while some travellers sustained gunshot injuries.

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According to the presidential statement, Buhari additionally directed Nigerian Railway Corporation management to speedily repair the damaged lines and resume normal service without delay.

The statement partly reads;

Additionally, the President charged the law enforcement chiefs to bring back all passengers kidnapped and ensure that each of the callous terrorists are hunted down and made to face justice for their heinous acts as no one or group should be allowed to make the country prostrate.

President Buhari reiterated his earlier directive that the military should deal ruthlessly with terrorists. He asked them to be more decisive and not spare anyone unlawfully wielding the AK 47 weapon.

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No one should be allowed to hold the country to ransom,” said the President, as quoted in the statement.

He condemned the bombing of the passenger train, describing it as a “matter of grave concern.”

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According to the President;

Like most Nigerians, I am deeply pained by its occurrence, the second of its type, which has resulted in the death of a yet to be determined number of passengers and others who suffered injuries. The attack on the train, a safe means of transport to many, is callous; and our thoughts are with the families of the deceased and prayers for the injured.

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