Abuja-Kaduna Train Service To Resume November – FG
The Federal Government says train services on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line will resume this November.
The Minister Of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo made this known on Monday while giving the score card of his ministry in Abuja.
He said adequate security has been put in place to ensure the safety of passengers but did not give any specific date for the resumption.
Sambo said the ministry has learned enough lessons from the attack in March that led to the suspension of train service on the Abuja-Kaduna route.
The minister also noted that a system has been put in place that will ensure prompt monitoring of movements on the rail tracks.
According to him, the system would afford President Muhammadu Buhari, concerned ministries and agencies as well as security agencies the opportunity to see what goes on on the tracks without delays.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation suspended train service along the route after terrorists attacked a moving passenger train in Kaduna on March 28, 2022, killing several and abducting scores of passengers.
The FG had said that the Abuja-Kaduna rail lines would remain shut until those held captives by bandits were released.”
The captives were later released batch by batch till they were all freed.