The Department of State Services, DSS, has arrested the Abuja-Kaduna Train Service manager, Pascal Nnorli, over the leaked memo warning of a possible attack on the Abuja-Kaduna railway.
WAKADAILY reported that the DSS had issued a security alert on how bandits are planning to attack the Abuja-Kaduna train anytime from now.
In a memo signed by the Director of the DSS, FCT Command, R.N. Adepemu, the secret service advised other security agents to deploy troops in the stated area, to stop this from happening and also urged train passengers to be security-conscious.
However, a reliable source in the Nigerian Railway Corporation who spoke on the condition of anonymity told the Punch that Pascal was arrested alongside operation manager, Victor Adamu, and other staff members.
He said: “Do you know that they have arrested our manager since last Thursday – the two of them, the operation manager and Pascal? But they have released one of them.
“Victor is a victim of circumstances because they met him in Pascal’s office, so they arrested him together with all Pascal’s staff and took them to the DSS office. Pascal is still there now.”
The letter, which detailed sensitive information about the attack, was addressed to the Managing Director of the NRC, stressing that it explicitly warned that if the letter were to leak, it could lead to arrests.
“I couldn’t tell why they arrested them but what I am hearing is they said one letter concerning this Abuja-Kaduna attack, they wrote one letter to our Managing Director and it states clearly that if the letter leaks, it can lead to arrest and according to DSS it was Pascal’s office they dropped the letter and the letter leaked and went viral,” the source said.