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Dr. Kabiru Adamu, a security expert, has said that the entire nation’s railway system is vulnerable to attacks, following a recent Edo train attack.

Adamu stated this during an interactive session on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily programme, on Monday morning.

The Informant247 reported on Sunday that scores of train passengers at Igueben station in Igueben Local Government Area of Edo State were kidnapped by suspected herdsmen on Saturday evening.

However, Adamu faulted the absence of security operatives at the train station as well as security gadgets like CCTVs which could be helpful in investigating an early detection of what transpired.

He said, “Accountability is a major challenge. We have a minister of information who promised us that the security level on the railway is adequate and is confident that that is why he is resuming the rail services when the Abuja-Kaduna rail service was resumed and I’m sure he felt that that applied to all the railway infrastructure in the country.

“But unfortunately this incident has shown clearly and has confirmed what we said when he (the minister) made that statement.

“Earlier on I explained what a good security posture in any location should be, and I can tell you with all sense of responsibility that the entire railway infrastructure unfortunately remains vulnerable.”

Adamu furthered that preventive measures like CCTVs should be installed in all railway stations and states across the country, adding that early warning system through traditional rulers, communities, market councils and others should be effectively utilised to forestall further attacks.

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