The Department of State Services has sent a letter to the Federal Ministry of Transportation confirming that its intelligence revealed that the Boko Haram terrorists are planning to launch another attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train service.
According to Sahara Reporters, the Ministry of Transportation, in an internal memo wrote to the Federal Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Magashi, asking for security reinforcement to forestall the terrorists attack.
The letter dated, February 3, 2023, and titled, “Re: Threat by Boko Haram terrorists to attack the Abuja-Kaduna Train Service” was signed by Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, the transportation Minister.
“We are in receipt of a letter reference, S.314/31/C/5390, dated February 1, 2023, from the Department of State Services in respect of the above subject matter. It is our considered opinion that the Honourable Minister of Defence, as a matter of urgency, graciously convenes a meeting of all relevant stakeholders for the purpose of reviewing the reported alert with a view to ensuring that everything necessary to forestall any such occurrence is adequately dealt with,” the transportation minister wrote.
Recall that terrorists attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train on March 28, 2022, killing eight passengers and kidnapping 168 while several others were injured.