A six-man gang allegedly specialised in vandalising railway lines was on Thursday, 28th April 2022, apprehended by the Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
Denny Emmanuel, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, in a statement explained that the suspects were apprehended on 28th April 2022 at Ubahu Community in Enugu East Local Government Area of the state in collaboration with the Garrison Command, 82 Division of the Nigerian Army.
He further explained that a series of intelligence synergy between the Corps and the Nigerian Army made the arrest possible.
The spokesman gave the names of the suspects as Zakari Ishaka, 25, of Katsina; Amadu Danladi 40, of Kano; Abdulkareem Haruna 19 of Katsina; Ousman Idris, 19, Kano; Musa Hamza, 23, Kano; and Arma Yau Magaji, 42, Katsina.
The statement stated, “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.”
It added that 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.
It said that the suspects are already helping Corps in its investigation to unravel other culprits and their sponsors.
Denny Emmanuel then appealed to the citizens of Enugu State to always provide the command with useful information to curb the activities of criminals and safeguard public infrastructure.