President Muhammadu Buhari has directed security chiefs to rescue all persons abducted during the Kaduna train attack and other persons still in captivity.
National Security Adviser, Babagana Munguno, disclosed this on Thursday after a meeting of the National Security Council presided over by President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Munguno said the president was saddened by the security situation in the country and demanded immediate action from the security chiefs.
He also called for the strengthening of the nation’s borders to curb insecurity.
The national security adviser lamented that without the intelligence and support of the local communities, it will be difficult to tame the rising insecurity in the country.
On why it is difficult to deploy technology to fight insecurity, he said “it is expensive and it takes time to purchase those things.”
The Kaduna-Abuja rail line was attacked in March 2022, resulting in the death of about 8 persons with a yet to be known number of kidnapped victims.
Families of the kidnapped victims recently protested against plans by the Nigerian Railway Commission (NRC) to resume operations. They expressed happiness that the government has begin discussion with the kidnappers, appealing to the government to speed up the process.
“The first thing should be to get the captives out and then they can put adequate measures in place and resume services so that this does not happen again in future,” Dr. Abdulfatai Jimoh, leader of the kidnapped relatives said.
With the new directive given to the Security Chiefs by President Muhammadu Buhari, the kidnapped victims are expected to be rescued very soon.