The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered immediate deployment of armed personnel drawn from the Police Mobile Force, K-9, Force Intelligence Bureau, Explosive Ordnance Unit and Railway Police Command for the commencement of railway services along Abuja/Kaduna rail lines on Monday 5th December, 2022.
The Nigeria Police Force has been in regular talks with the Nigerian Railway Corporation and other security agencies in preparation for the commencement of operations. Said the released statement by the Force Police Public Relations Officer CSP Olumuyiwa Olujobi
The IGP further added that, “The deployment covers major railway stations along the route and operational coaches to provide adequate security for passengers, property and the entire service in order to prevent any unforseen incidence”
He 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”