We are trying our best and leaving the rest to God - Minister speaks on Abuja-Kaduna train reopening

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The Abuja-Kaduna route will resume operations after the necessary technology has been placed on trains, according to Mu'azu Sambo, minister of transportation.

On Tuesday in Abuja, Sambo visited the Idu and Kubwa train stations to familiarize himself with them.

He said that after the relatives of the abducted victims have been reunited, regular train service on the line will resume.

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First and foremost, he stressed, it was crucial to reunite kidnapped Nigerians with their families since failing to do so would give the impression that the government lacked compassion.

Whereas the government is not only sensitive, it is doing everything it can to make sure that those affected by this unfortunate incident are reunited with their families.

“Secondly, you must put in place adequate security and infrastructure to protect and prevent all forms of threats that are possible and leave what you cannot do to God.

“So, we are trying to deploy the best technology available anywhere in the world. That has served very well for us in other jurisdictions, which we believe can also serve us very well here in Nigeria.”

Gunmen attacked a train in March of this year while it was travelling from Abuja to Kaduna, kidnapping and injuring a large number of passengers.

Following the event, the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) halted train operations along the line.

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