Federal Government, on Monday, announced that the train services on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line will resume before the end of this month.
Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, made this announcement in Abuja while giving the scorecard of his ministry.
He, however, did not give any specific date for its resumption.
Rail services along the route was suspended following terrorist attack on the train and its passengers on March 28, 2022.
But Sambo said adequate security had been put in place to ensure the safety of passengers.
He said the ministry had learnt enough lessons from the attack in March in which several passengers lost their lives, resulting in the suspension of train service on the Abuja-Kaduna route.
According to the minister, “The Abuja Kaduna mishap was indeed a very sad one. And by the grace of God, we shall not witness anything like that again.
“Not only because we have committed that to prayer but we have also deliberately taken steps.
“Like you said, yes, indeed, lessons have been learned. And these lessons will be put into place.
“What are the lessons, safety, and security surveillance, constant monitoring 24/7 and 7 days a week, 12 months a year, all around the clock.
“The minister should be able to sit in his office and look at the rail corridor and see what is happening there.
“The president should be able to do that. The director-general of the State Security Service (SSS) should be able to do that and so on and all other security agencies.
“These are the measures we have put in place. Nobody will again shave our heads behind our backs.
“This month of November, we shall resume that service. Remember, I told you for those of you who are reporters from the State House that we will not resume this service until every Nigerian held in captivity was reunited with their families.
“God has made that possible, the security agencies in this country under the able leadership and support of Mr President have made that possible.
“And it is now history. Not one of them ( hostages) was injured. Not one of them was hurt.”