The video which was shared on social media attracted many negative reactions.
A man has shared a video purported showing a helicopter accompanying a train to its destination in Nigeria.
This followed repeated bandit attacks.
The video which was shared by Echefula Wisdom on Twitter attracted many negative reactions.
Sharing the video, he wrote:
"With the presence of security helicopters our railways, trains and passengers are safe.
Thank you President Buhari and the ever efficient HM for Transportation Rt.Hon Rotimi Amaechi.?
According to the reactions that followed the video on Twitter, it is a waste of resources for Nigeria to make use of the helicopter in protecting the train.
According to some commentators, bandits could easily attack the helicopter.
See reactions below:
This is total nonsense. Why are we wasteful in Nigeria? An helicopter patrolling our rail lines or escorting trains. Who cursed Nigeria? How much is the total maintenance cost of the chopper per trip and how much is the train generating? I really don’t understand why?
I’m sorry. This is not a solution. Who’s paying for the helicopter. If it’s just for surveillance, they should use drones.
Use attack helicopters (if available) to eliminate the bandits in their hideouts in the bush.
The next you will hear is that military mistakenly bombed the train. What a gullible set of people in power, very unsustainable and myopic.
I think people should just enter the helicopter already instead of wasting fuel for both and no bandits in the air…