Pascal Nnorli, the manager of Abuja-Kaduna Train Services, has been arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) after a memo about a potential terror attack on the railway was leaked.
The DSS last Wednesday issued a security alert to the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on a plot by bandits to attack the Abuja-Kaduna train link at any possible time.
In a memo signed by the Director of the DSS, FCT Command, R.N. Adepemu, the secret police warned train passengers to be security conscious.
A staff said on condition of anonymity that the manager was arrested along with the operations manager, Victor Adamu, and many others.
“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,” the source said.
“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 source claims that 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.”