Mr. Fidet Okhiria, the Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), yesterday reassured passengers patronising the Abuja-Kaduna rail line of adequate security, insisting that there was no threat or whatsoever on the rail corridor.
This he stated in a telephone interview; he also advised that people should not give in to rumour mongering, adding that the rush to celebrate threat to life fuels the constant rumoured attacks on the train.
In his words,
I’m not a rumour monger and I cannot speak on security threat on our rail line because, there is nothing of such. I don’t know why people rush to celebrate or write about evil. There was no attack and there has never been any attack and there will never be one.
There is adequate security in place and as such, I advise passengers and the general public to stop celebrating threat to life by the constant attention given to rumour attacks on the train.
Okhiria admitted that one of the coaches of the Abuja-bound train was pelted with stones by unidentified boys in Kaduna last Thursday.
Against this background, he said the corporation has commenced the fencing of the rail tracks in some of the communities along the corridor.
“This he said is is to curtail future occurrence. We have to put our hands together to make Nigeria great. We should all protect any infrastructure government put in place, because of our children and the unborn generation.”
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