Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has weighed in on the recent train attack carried out by daredevil bandits in Kaduna.

Several lives were lost while an unspecified number of passengers were abducted by the gunmen.

In a statement on Thursday via his social media page, Jonathan commiserated with the families of the deceased and called on Nigerians not be afraid.

“I commiserate with the victims of Monday’s Abuja-Kaduna train attack, the families of the deceased and other Nigerians who have been affected, in one way or the other, by recent events in our country, driven by the violent activities of bandits and terrorists.”

“My thoughts are with them even as I pray that all those abducted will be rescued and reunited with their families, soon.”

“I urge Nigerians to be vigilant, optimistic, and not to succumb to pessimism and fear. I call on the security and intelligence services to scale up their efforts and ensure that perpetrators of these dastardly crimes are served with justice, and restore normalcy to our land.”, the statement read.

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