Kaduna: Buhari meets security chiefs over terrorist attack on train

President Muhammadu Buhari, during his meeting with security chiefs over the Kaduna-bound train attack on Monday, March 28, 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari has met behind closed doors with security chiefs a few hours after Monday night’s terrorist attacks on Abuja-Kaduna bound train by bandits.

The train was conveying about 970 passengers from Abuja to Kaduna at about 7:45 p.m. on the fateful Monday.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya had on Tuesday visited the scene of the attack, where he ordered troops to intensify search and rescue operations as well as hunt down the terrorists.

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo also visited hospitals in Kaduna on Tuesday where injured victims are being treated.

Those at the meeting with the President included all service chiefs, Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba and Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi.

The Kaduna-bound train, which left Abuja at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, was attacked by suspected terrorists around 7.45 pm, with just 15 minutes drive before arriving in Kaduna.

Kaduna State Commissioner for Home Affairs and Internal Security, Mr Samuel Aruwan, on Tuesday, said the train had been secured by military personnel, and that government had evacuated passengers on board.

He said the staff of Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (KADSEMA) and Nigeria Red Cross, Kaduna chapter, conducted the evacuation.