By Uzair Adam Imam
The Federal Government of Nigeria said the preliminary reports of what transpired at the Kaduna train attack had revealed a kind of collaboration between the bandits and the dislodged Boko Haram terrorists from the northeast.
The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this Wednesday while responding to the State House reporters in Abuja.
Recall that The Daily Reality reported how no fewer than nine persons died, hundreds sustained injuries while over sixty were kidnapped when terrorists stormed a passenger train along the Abuja-Kaduna railway a few weeks ago.
Mohammed reportedly intervened after the Minister of Defence, retired Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi, was questioned to provide details on the perpetrators of the train attack.
He said: “What is happening now is that there is a kind of an unholy handshake between bandits and Boko Haram insurgents.
“Preliminary reports of what transpired at the Kaduna train attacks show that there is a kind of collaboration between the bandits and the dislodged Boko Haram terrorists from the northeast. I can tell you very confidently that the Federal Government is on the top of this matter.”
Magashi, in his earlier response to the question, stated that: “Honestly, I think the security chiefs are working hard to unveil those that are involved, and we will tell you very soon those that are carrying out these attacks.
“Both 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 rarely on top of the situation, we are planning hard, and we will get it out as soon as possible.”