Kaduna Train Attack: FG Failed To Act On Intelligence – Obi

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi has said the attack on a train in Kaduna was as a result of intelligence failure.

The former Anambra governor said the security agencies “ignored” warning signs and information of a possible attack on such a scale.

Obi made the comment on Sunday at a town hall meeting organised for presidential candidates in Abuja.

Speaking during the session, the LP candidate criticised the federal government for not doing enough to prevent the train attack.

On March 28, an attack on a train on its way to Kaduna from Abuja resulted in killings, injuries and abductions.

A total of 61 persons were said to have been kidnapped during the attack.

All the victims were eventually freed, with the latest batch freed on October 5.

Speaking on the incident, Obi said: “I believe there was a failure of intelligence processing. Because before it happened, from information available, there were already reports of insecurity on the corridor, as well as previous attempts that were ignored.”

The LP presidential candidate said if he’s elected president in February 2023, he will take responsibility for the security challenges of the country.

“As president and commander in chief, the decision and the buck stops on my desk. I will be responsible to all Nigerians. I will be in charge,” he added.

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