The Department of State Services (DSS) has issued a security alert on a grand plot by bandits to attack the Abuja-Kaduna train service anytime from now.
News Direct reports that an Abuja–Kaduna bound train was attacked in Katari village, Kaduna State on Monday, March 28, 2022, prompting the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) to briefly halted operations along the route.
In a leaked letter sighted by LEADERSHIP Newspapers and signed by DSS Director of FCT Command, R.N. Adepemu, entitled, ‘Security Alert: Impending Threat By A Coalition Of Banditry Syndicate To Attack Abuja-Kaduna Train Service Along AKTS Corridor’, the DSS cautioned train passengers to be extra vigilant.
The DSS warned of an “impending threat to seamless train transportation along the Abuja – Kaduna Train Service (AKTS).”
The secret memo stated that a coalition of banditry syndicate was plotting to attack the Abuja-Kaduna train aimed at kidnapping passengers on board for ransom any moment from now.
“In view of the threat inherent and the need to forestall likely breach of security along the AKTS, it is advised that, existing security arrangements be scaled up within and along the route.