The Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said the Nigerian army have been told to escort trains traveling from Kaduna to Abuja.
Amaechi stated this on Wednesday while addressing journalists when he visited Kaduna State to assess the situation following Monday’s attack by bandits on a train.
He said, “I will speak with the President. He is already giving directives. I’m sure by the time we finish the repair of the rail tracks, we would have got approval for the security equipment and we would possibly have installed it.
“But even if it hasn’t been installed yet, we have spoken with the management of the Nigerian Air Force to escort the trains. They were previously escorting the trains, but recently the weather has been very bad and visibility dropped to below 500 metres, so they couldn’t fly.
“So, they’ve not been flying and this is why this (the attack) was successful. They have resumed flying and will escort the trains when we resume.”
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