President Muhammadu Buhari has met behind closed door with security chiefs few hours after Monday night’s terrorist attacks on Abuja-Kaduna bound train by bandits.
Those at the meeting with the President included all service chiefs, Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba and Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi.
Recall that the train was conveying about 970 passengers from Abuja to Kaduna at about 7.45 p.m. on the fateful day.
Following the attack, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, had Tuesday visited the scene of the attack, where he ordered troops to intensify search and rescue operations as well as hunt down the terrorists.
Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo also visited hospitals in Kaduna Tuesday where injured victims are being treated.
The Kaduna-bound train, which left Abuja 6pm Monday, was attacked by suspected terrorists around 7.45 pm, with just 15 minutes’ drive before arriving Kaduna.
Kaduna State Commissioner for Home Affairs and Internal Security, Samuel Aruwan, Tuesday said the train had been secured by military personnel, and that government had evacuated passenger on board.
He confirmed that staff of Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (KADSEMA) and Nigeria Red Cross, Kaduna chapter, conducted the evacuation.