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Fidet Okhiria, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), has said that no fewer than14 passengers kidnapped at Tom Ikimi train station in Edo state are still with the kidnappers, while adding that efforts are on to rescue them.

Okhiria, who spoke in an interview on Channels, said approval has not been gotten to acquire sophisticated security systems.

On whether lessons were learnt from the attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train, he said: “We learned a lot from the last attack.

“We have deployed some systems and improved our security by increasing the number of personnel; vigilantes, army, police, and some technology but we are not there yet.

“We have to continue to improve and make sure that we get the required result.

“The IG deployed some policemen; Mobile and various anti-terrorism teams, same thing with the NSCDC and we also engaged the community watch.

“On Itakpe-Warri, we have engaged the local community to protect and also support the security architecture we have in place.

“So, I think we have improved but there is nothing that cannot be sabotaged with the will and determination of the saboteurs.”

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