The Enugu Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, on Thursday, said it had arrested a six-man gang specialising in the vandalisation of railway lines in the state.
A statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Denny Manuel, said the suspects were arrested at Ubahu Community in Enugu East local government area of Enugu State on April 2, 2023, in collaboration with the Garrison Command, 82 Division of the Nigerian Army.
According to the statement, the arrest was made possible following a series of intelligence synergy between the Corps and the Nigerian Army.
Manuel gave the names of the suspects as Zakari Ishaka, 25 Katsina; Amadu Danladi 40, kano; Abdulkareem Haruna 19, Katsina; Ousman Idris (19) kano; Musa Hamza (23) Kano and Arma Yau Magaji (42) Katsina.
He said, “after sustained surveillance and intelligence gathering about their nefarious activities, our men arrested the suspects while they were conveying the vandalised railway slippers belonging to the Nigeria Railway Corporation Eastern District Enugu, in a truck with registration number BSA 189 XA.
“Items recovered from the suspects include; a sizeable quantity of Rail slippers and rail tracks cut to size and other railway materials, and a truck with registration BSA 189 XA.
“The suspects are already helping Corps in its investigation to unravel other culprits and their sponsors.”
The Command spokesman, however, appealed to the good citizens of Enugu State to avail the command of useful information to curb the activities of criminals and safeguard public infrastructure.