The Federal Government, Wednesday, said it would mount over 1,000 policemen to secure the Abuja-Kaduna rail before and after the flag-off by President Buhari in the first week of July this year. The Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuiek Rotimi Amaechi, stated this during a test - run and inspection of the new train from Idu station to Kubwa in Abuja.
“We need about 1,000 policemen to secure Abuja-Kaduna rail and we are getting the policemen from the Nigerian Police Force to secure the rail-line, to ensure that everybody is safe, from Idu station to Kaduna and Kaduna station to Idu on a daily basis. Everybody will be protected in and out of the train. The reason we may delay a while is because we have to take into consideration the religious obligation of Mr. President so that we are able to bring him to flag off for commercial activities by first week of July, 2016,” he said.