The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba, Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, and top officials of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, have visited the site of the terrorist attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train at Dutse forest in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna.
The service chiefs were received by the General Officer Commanding one, Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Army along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.
The COAS assessed the security situation around the general area of the attack and inspected the attacked train, as well as the rail track to evaluate the degree of damage.
The army boss ordered the troops of the Nigerian Army and other security agencies to intensify their search and rescue operations to ensure that the kidnapped victims are rescued unconditionally.
In a statement by the the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General, Onyeama Nwachukwu, the COAS has assured Nigerians that the troops will be undeterred and vehement in the fight against banditry and other forms of criminality.
Members of the surrounding communities and all Nigerians were urged to continue to avail troops with credible information to enhance their operations across the country.