A new plot by terrorist group, Boko Haram to attack the Abuja-Kaduna train service in the coming days has now been uncovered by the Department of State Service (DSS).
The DSS revealed this plot in a memo to the Federal Ministry of Transportation confirming that its intelligence revealed that the Boko Haram terrorists are planning to launch a fresh attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train service.
The Ministry of Transportation then wrote to the Federal Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Magashi, asking for security reinforcement to forestall the terrorist attack.
The letter dated, February 3, 2023, and titled, 'Re: Threat by Boko Haram terrorists to attack the Abuja-Kaduna Train Service' was signed by Mu'azu Jaji Sambo, the Transportation Minister.
It reads: ''We are in receipt of a letter reference, S.314/31/C/5390, dated February 1, 2023, from the Department of State Services in respect of the above subject matter. It is our considered opinion that the Honourable Minister of Defence, as a matter of urgency, graciously convenes a meeting of all relevant stakeholders for the purpose of reviewing the reported alert with a view to ensuring that everything necessary to forestall any such occurrence is adequately dealt with.''
Recall that Islamic terrorists attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train on March 28, 2022, killing eight passengers and wounding many. They also kidnapped 168 passengers who were later released in batches.