*businesses grounded around station, traders lament
By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Kaduna Police Command has on Thursday March 31, 2022 successful diffused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Rigasa, Igabi Local Government Area of the Kaduna metropolis.
According to a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Mohammed Jalige, the IED was planted in the area by yet to be identified persons. However, it was sighted by residents of the area at about 07:50 hours, who promptly reported to the police.
In swift response, the Command’s Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) swung into action and successful diffused the IED, without any loss of lives or property.
The acting Commissioner of Police, DCP Maiyaki M Baba thanks the residents of the area for their vigilance and prompt reporting of the incidence and assures that the command will always prioritize the safety of the public.
He advised the general public to always report suspicious movement or persons in the areas, assuring that such information would be treated in full confidentiality.
Meanwhile, normalcy has been restored in the area and residents are going about their normal business.
In a related development, our correspondent who was at the Rigasa Train Station, reports that traders at the area are lamenting lack of patronage following the suspension of Abuja-Kaduna services.
It was observed that several vehicles were still left abandoned by travelers, who parked there before traveling.
Businesses such as food vendors, vulcanizers, parking lots and others are counting losses as most were shut down.
Some few traders sighted around the area, appealed to government to quickly resume the train service, so that they can earn their livelihood.
It would be recalled that the NIgeria Railway Corporation suspended the Kaduna-Abuja Train services, following an attack on a Kaduna bound train on Monday night.