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1,000 policemen to secure $1.04bn Abuja-Kaduna rail

…As President Buhari flags off project in July

By Favour Nnabugwu

The Federal Government, yesterday, said it would mount over 1,000 policemen to secure the Abuja-Kaduna rail before and after the flag-off by President Buhari in the first week of July this year

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, stated this during a test-run and inspection of the new train from Idu Station to Kubwa in Abuja.

Minister Of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi (r); Director of Rail Transportation, Mr Mohammed Babakobi (l), and other passengers test-riding in the first Class Coach of the Abuja-Kaduna Train Service from Idu Main Station to Kuchbun at Kubwa In Abuja On Wednesday (1/6/16).
Minister Of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi (r); Director of Rail Transportation, Mr Mohammed Babakobi (l), and other passengers test-riding in the first Class Coach of the Abuja-Kaduna Train Service from Idu Main Station to Kuchbun at Kubwa In Abuja On Wednesday (1/6/16).

He said: “We need about 1,000 policemen to secure Abuja-Kaduna rail and we are getting the policemen from the Nigerian Police Force to secure the rail-line, to ensure that everybody is safe, from Idu station to Kaduna and Kaduna station to Idu on a daily basis.

“Everybody will be protected in and out of the train. The reason we may delay a while is because we have to take into consideration the religious obligation of Mr. President so that we are able to bring him to flag off for commercial activities by first week of July, 2016.”


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