The Nigeria Railway Corporation on Tuesday, blamed saboteurs for attacks on trains and rail stations across the country including Saturday’s abduction of intending passengers at its train station in Igueben in Edo State.
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on January 10, 2023
The Managing Director of the Nigeria Railway Corporation Fidet Okhiria on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme and monitored by RoyalFM News, said the government should ensure that security in Nigeria covers everyone and not just train stations.
He said the corporation put some security measures in place at its train stations across the country after terrorists attacked a moving train in Kaduna State on March 28, 2022.
It could be recalled that over 30 intending passengers were kidnapped on Saturday afternoon when gunmen attacked a train station in Igueben in Edo State.
However, six of the abductees have been rescued, the authorities said about soon after the attack the remaining victims will be rescued soon. He said security measures were put in place to prevent collateral damage but the NRC has not gotten to the peak of its architectural structure at the train stations.