The Borno State Police Command on Saturday hindered thieves from carting away some train coaches at the Maiduguri Railway Terminus.
A source who spoke with Punch on the development said the officials, acting on a tip-off by Good Samaritans in the area, also apprehended the suspects.
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.”
The spokesperson for the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Mahmood Yakubu speaking on Saturday denied knowledge of the incident.
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.”