President Buhari has directed the immediate conclusion of all the processes for the implementation of the integrated security surveillance and monitoring solution for the Abuja to Kaduna railway line.

A statement by the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, says the President has also directed that the surveillance be extended to the Lagos-Ibadan railway line.

Similarly, President Buhari directs the management of the Nigerian Railway Corporation to speedily repair the damaged lines and resume normal service without delay.

The President gave these directives in Abuja after receiving briefs from the Service Chiefs, led by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, with the Chief of Army Staff, Leutenant General Faruk Yahaya, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, the Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Usman Baba, as well as Major General Samuel Adebayo, the Chief of Defence Intelligence, and the Director General of the Department of State Services, Alhaji Yusuf Magaji Bichi.

In addition, the President charges law enforcement chiefs to bring back all passengers kidnapped and ensure that each of the callous terrorists are hunted down and made to face justice for their heinous acts, emphasising that no one or group should be allowed to make the country prostrate.

He asks them to be more decisive and not spare anyone unlawfully wielding the AK 47 weapon.

According to the statement, President Buhari strongly condemns the bombing of the passenger train, describing it as a matter of grave concern.

The President says like most Nigerians, he is deeply pained by its occurrence, the second of its type, which has resulted in the death of a yet to be determined number of passengers and others who suffered injuries.
Describing the attack as callous, President Buhari says citizens thoughts are with the families of the deceased and prayers for the injured.

The President commends law enforcement agencies for their prompt response, and emergency personnel who were responsible for the evacuation and treatment of the injured persons.




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