Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, immediate past Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and former Senator Representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, have joined voices in condemning the Abuja-Kaduna train attack.
Bandits had set bombs on the train tracks which disrupted the further movement of the train leading to the abduction of many passengers.
A latest update by the Kaduna State government revealed that the remaining passengers who were trapped inside the train have been successfully evacuated.
Reacting, Atiku, in a statement on his Twitter handle, said, “The attack on Abuja to Kaduna bound train that reportedly left many injured and some kidnapped is condemnable. The government’s commitment to the protection of the life and property of the people must remain sacrosanct. My thoughts and prayers are with all who are affected.
Also, Saraki, a former governor of Kwara State, tweeted, “We need real solutions to address this menace and end the loss of lives of innocent Nigerians. My prayers are with the hundreds of people and their families who are affected by this senseless attack. I pray that the attackers will be apprehended forthwith and our security agencies enhance their efforts on all our roads, ports, and railways.”
Condemning the attack, Sani who also tweeted stated that it was a preventable occurence.
He said, “They killed some, they injured some & they kidnapped some. The train attack was preventable. Lessons weren’t learned from the last tragedy. The trains weren’t equipped with sensors to detect explosives & the promise of the use of helicopters to protect the trains was abandoned.”