After eight months of suspension, the Federal Ministry of Transportation has said that train services on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line will resume this November.
This was revealed by the Minister Of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo made this known on Monday while giving an update on the ministry.
According to him, necessary security measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of passengers but did not give any specific date for the resumption.
He added that the federal government has learnt enough lessons from the attack in March that led to the suspension of train service on the Abuja-Kaduna route, adding that some strategies have been put in place to ensure prompt monitoring of movements on the rail tracks.
He said that the system would afford President Muhammadu Buhari, concerned ministries and agencies as well as security agencies the opportunity to see what goes on on the tracks without delays.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) suspended train service along the route after Boko Haram terrorists attacked a moving passenger train in Kaduna on March 28, 2022.