As the Abuja-Kaduna train resumes operations on Monday, December 5, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered the immediate deployment of armed officials drawn from the Police Mobile Force K-9, Force Intelligence Bureau, Explosive Ordinance Unit and the Railway Police Command.
The force spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, revealed in a statement Sunday night.
Adejobi noted that Baba assured the general public, especially intending passengers, of adequate protection of lives and property, adding that all hands are on deck to fortify the railway services along the route and other rail lines across the country.
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 on the railway.
The deployment, according to the NPF, 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.