The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the deployment of armed personnel in view of the resumption of Abuja/Kaduna railway services billed for Monday 5th December, 2022.
This was disclosed yesterday in a statement issued by the Force spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
TheFact Daily gathers that the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, had been in regular talks with the Nigerian Railway Corporation and other security agencies in preparation for the commencement of operations.
According to the NPF, 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 unforseen incidence.
“The IGP therefore assures the general public, especially intending passengers, of adequate protection of lives and property, as all hands are on deck to fortify the railway services along the route and other rail lines across the country”, Adejobi said.
The personnel deployed are drawn from the Police Mobile Force, K-9, Force Intelligence Bureau, Explosive Ordnance Unit and Railway Police Command.