The Federal Government, on Wednesday, said resuming the Abuja-Kaduna train service while some of the passengers kidnapped by terrorists during the March 28 train attack will be insensitive to their families.
This was as it said measures are underway to employ advanced technology-based surveillance systems to forestall future terrorist attacks.
It said the options available also include the DSS-approved system deployed by the Kano State Government to frustrate terrorist activities in the vast Falgore forest.
The Minister of Transportation, Muazu Sambo, stated these while fielding questions from State House Correspondents shortly after Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by the President Muhammadu Buhari at the Executive Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said the government is considering the best options in terms of surveillance including a Public-Private Partnership.
Sambo said: “There are two core matters at the heart of the resumption of the Abuja-Kaduna rail services. And these core issues are one, families are traumatised over their loved ones that are still in captivity.
“Two, we need to have a surveillance and monitoring system on the rail track that would ensure that such incidents never happen again.
“For goodness’s sake, wouldn’t it be insensitive of us to resume these services even if security surveillance was in place? As long as some citizens of this country spend days and nights weeping over their loved ones that are held in the bush?”