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The recent attack on Abuja-Kaduna rail track is why FG should consider death penalty for vandals.

This recent report that there was an attack on the Abuja-Kaduna trail track is highly condemnable. According to media reports, it was alleged that bandits were responsible for the attack on the train along the Abuja-Kaduna railway.

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Recall that these bandits before now have terrorized most states in the northwestern region of the country. These bandits have kidnapped and even killed innocent Nigerians during their attacks. These ugly activities of the bandits have made most rural dwellers in the northwestern states flee their communities for safety.

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However, this recent attack is an act of vandalism that should not go unpublished. It is good to understand that the federal government spent billions of naira building these train tracks to enhance transportation in the country.

As such, it could be recalled that at a time, the federal government through the federal minister of transportation Rotimi Amaechi disclosed that there are moves to consider the death penalty for vandals. The minister stated this on the 3rd of July while briefing State House correspondents on Friday, in Abuja, on the measure adopted by his ministry to guard against the thefts. He also lamented that the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) lost no fewer than 15,000 clips along the Abuja-Kaduna rail line in the last five years.

For me, I think with this recent attack on the Abuja-Kaduna rail track, the federal government, should facilitate measures to make such acts of vandalism a criminal offense that is punishable by death. This is because there could have been lots of casualties if the train had not gone back to the train station. There would have been the loss of lives due to this heinous act of vandalism. As such, if the perpetrators of this crime are finally caught, they should duly face the law with a possible death penalty if found guilty. This will also serve as a deterrent to other miscreants having evil intentions towards government owned-property.

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