● Urges Procurement of Security Surveillance Equipment
The President of Abuja Chamber of commerce and Industry, Dr Al-Mujtaba Abubakar has lamented the human loss and injuries occasioned by the Monday night attack on Abuja-Kaduna train, describing the incident as “gruesome and inhuman”.
In a statement he personally signed in Abuja, the ACCI President noted the continuous human tragedies occasioned by frequent attacks on innocent Nigerians , calling the train attack “one of the most horrible human tragedy in the country.”
Describing how the Abuja-Kaduna train is the lifeline of business and human operations in North Western Nigeria, Abubakar bemoaned the intractable bandits conflicts despite efforts by government to secure lives and properties.
He therefore urged the Federal Government to fast track procurement of surveillance equipment to make the rail services more secure even as he noted that the procurement process is already at advanced stage.
” I console the families of victims. We pray for the safe return of those abducted. The procurement and installation of those equipment will pre-empt attacks and help security agencies to secure the railway lines.
” The Abuja-Kaduna line is strategic as the lifeline of business and passengers between the North and capital city. We cannot recount how much has been lost but we can redeem the situation by speeding up all efforts at safety and security on our transportation system”, the statement concluded.
Dr Al-Mujtaba Abubakar,
Abuja Chamber of commerce and Industry.