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IGP Deploys Armed Policemen Along Abuja-Kaduna Rail Line

 

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, has ordered the deployment of armed personnel to safeguard the Abuja-Kaduna rail line.

In a statement on Sunday, the Force Spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the order follows the planned resumption of the Abuja-Kaduna train operation on Monday, December 5.

Adejobi said the armed operatives would cover major railway stations along the route and operational coaches and provide adequate security for passengers, their property and the entire service.

He said the 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 regular talks with the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) and other security agencies in preparation for the commencement of operation.

The Force PRO said the IGP directed that all hands are must be on deck to fortify the railway services along the route and other rail lines across the country.

He said the IGP has assured the public, especially intending passengers, of adequate protection of lives and property. 

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.

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