At the Maiduguri Railway Terminus on Saturday, the Borno State Police Command stopped the theft of a few railway coaches.
According to a source , the authorities also arrested the suspects after acting on information provided by Good Samaritans in the neighbourhood.
The source said, “A suspected theft of train coaches of the Nigerian Railway Corporation was foiled at the Maiduguri Railway Terminus following a tip-off by Good Samaritans. The suspects were also apprehended by the police.”
When contacted, the spokesperson for the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Mahmood Yakubu, denied knowledge of the incident but asked our correspondent to reach the regional manager for details.
However, when dialed, the telephone number of regional manager indicated that it was switched off.
However, the spokesperson for the police command, Sami Kamilu, confirmed the incident, adding that six suspects had been arrested.
He said, “Yes, it’s confirmed. We can’t confirm the number of train coaches yet but it is true. We also arrested six suspects and that is all I can tell you for now.”