The Borno State Police Command on Saturday averted the theft of some train coaches at the Maiduguri Railway Terminus.
It was gathered that officials of the Nigerian Railway Corporation NRC, acting on a tip-off by Good Samaritans in the area, also apprehended the suspects.
According to a source close to the NRC, “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.”
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.”