FG To Unveil Those Behind Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack – Defence Minister
The Federal Government said yesterday it would soon unveil the identities of those behind the attack on the Abuja-Kaduna bound train.
The government also blamed the unfortunate incident on what it described as unholy handshake between Boko Haram and bandits operating within the area.
It said that although security agencies were still working hard to unveil the group behind the attack, preliminary report showed that the criminal groups were collaborating, urging Nigerians to also collaborate with government to smoke them out.
Recall that Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State had revealed that the attack on the train was carried out by Boko Haram terrorists, working in collaboration with some bandits operating in Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto Niger, and Kebbi states.
But responding to questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday, the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi, retd, and his Information and Culture counterpart, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, assured that government was on top of the matter.
Magashi, while responding to a question on whether government had identified those behind the attack, said: “Honestly, I think the security chiefs are working hard to unveil those involved, and we will tell you very soon those carrying out these attacks.
“On both attacks in Jos and Kaduna, we will come and explain to the public what is really going on and our efforts to ensure that all these activities are stopped once and for all. We are really on top of the situation, we are planning hard and we will get it out as soon as possible.”