The Federal Government has said it will set up a command center to provide 24 hours security surveillance, as part of its efforts to ensure far-reaching security strategies for passengers, personnel and assets along the Abuja-Kaduna rail corridor and other rail corridors in the country.
The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, gave the assurance at a meeting with members of the Nigerian Union of Railway Workers, NURW, today, in Abuja.
He also disclosed that a monitoring device would be installed in the train which would enable the train captain view the rail tracks up to 2 kilometres ahead.
Mu’azu Sambo said strategies have also been put in place to ensure adequate screening and identification of passengers on board the train.
This, he said, became necessary to prevent certain categories of passengers from gaining unhindered entry into the train.