Nigeria Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has ordered men of the Nigerian Army to ensure the successful rescue operations of the kidnapped Victims of Monday night Abuja-Kaduna train passengers.
COAS made the order today when he led other principal officers of the armed forces on the spot assessment visit to scene where terrorists bombed the train and kidnapped the victims in Kaduna State.
A statement signed by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu indicated that the Chief of Army Staff also ordered troops to fish out bandits in the area.
The statement reads:
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS)Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has today 29 March 2022 visited the scene of Kaduna – Abuja train attack.
The COAS, who was accompanied by some principal staff officers of the Army Headquarters and the General Officer Commanding 1 Division, on arrival at the scene, assessed the security situation around the general area of the attack and inspected the attacked train, as well as the rail track to evaluate the degree of damage.
He ordered the troops of the Nigerian Army and other security agencies to intensify their search and rescue operations to ensure that the kidnapped victims are rescued unconditionally.
The COAS has also assured Nigerians that the troops will be undeterred and vehement in the fight against banditry and other forms of criminality.
He urged members of the surrounding communities and all Nigerians to continue to avail troops with credible information to enhance their operations across the country.
General Yahaya observed that the attack reverberates the need for critical stakeholders to review the security of railways across the country in order to achieve the desired security architecture for railway transportation.