President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate conclusion of all the processes for the implementation of the integrated security surveillance and monitoring solution for the Abuja to Kaduna railway line and Lagos-Ibadan railway line.
According to the statement issued by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, on Tuesday, Buhari gave this directive at presidential villa in Abuja, after receiving briefs from the Service Chiefs led by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor on the incident.
Buhari ordered the Nigerian Railway Corporation management to speedily repair the damaged lines and resume normal service without delay.
He also charged the security chiefs to bring back all passengers kidnapped and ensure that each of the callous terrorists are arrested and made to face justice for their heinous act.
Buhari who directed the military to deal ruthlessly with terrorists, also commended the Law Enforcement agencies for their prompt response.
“No one should be allowed to hold the country to ransom,’’ he said.
President Buhari strongly condemned the bombing of the passenger train, describing it as a “matter of grave concern.’’
“Like most Nigerians, I am deeply pained by its occurrence, the second of its type, which has resulted in the death of a yet to be determined number of passengers and others who suffered injuries.
“The attack on the train, a safe means of transport to many, is callous; and our thoughts are with the families of the deceased and prayers for the injured,” he said.