Unknown Persons Vandalise Newly Constructed Itakpe-Warri Rail Tracks
Kasim Sumaina in Abuja Barely five days after the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), announced the arrest of two persons suspected of vandalising rail tracks along the Kaduna-Zaria rail line, the …
Kasim Sumaina in AbujaBarely five days after the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), announced the arrest of two persons suspected of vandalising rail tracks along the Kaduna-Zaria rail line, the corporation has raised the alarm over the vandalism of the newly fixed Itakpe-Warri rail line by yet-to-be identified persons, who cut off several sections of the track.
In a viral video circulating online, the vandals used saw-like object to cut through the rail line to a point where the pieces could be carted away, thereby exposing passengers to dangerThe Managing Director/CEO, the NRC, Mr. Fidet Okhiria, confirmed the development to journalists yesterday
Okhiria stated that vandals perpetrated the act on the Warri-Itakpe standard gauge line around KM 30 Adogo, Kogi State section of the rail.The NRC boss, while confirming the incident, said the train was still being operated as there was an alternative. headtopics.com
According to him, “the incident happened two days ago.“But we are still in operation because we have an alternative”NRC Northern District Engineer, Mr. Haruna Sabo, had recently told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Zaria that two persons suspected of vandalising rail tracks along the Kaduna-Zaria rail line had been arrested.
He had also stated that the corporation had deployed patrol teams along the rail line following the repeated vandalism of the rail tracks.Sabo said those arrested were members of a syndicate that specialised in removing rail clips that hold sleepers and rail tracks together.
The district engineer said that the suspects were arrested by staff of the NRC district office at Sayi-Dumbi rail section along the Zaria-Kaduna axis on Friday.He gave the names of the suspects as: Sabitu Kabiru of Matara Sarki in Zaria and a trader, Sabi’u Shehu.Read more: THISDAY LIVE »
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This is the worse mistake we can encourage in our region. Destroying developmental infrastructure is the greatest destruction a people can bring to themselves. The greatest disservice we are doing to ourselves as a people is ceding common sense to peddled narratives. The elite class stand naked as very shallow or insincere analysts of events. They are greedy, self serving people who don’t mind burning the house down to have their way
We are regaled with nepotism in appointments and it has become reality. A fact check may suggest otherwise even in the security architecture they like to cite. The narratives are cherry picked and can’t withstand basic scrutiny. But etched bias blocks scrutiny. The answer is not fargeteched on my view. They are interest groups, political, business and criminal and their interests are converged. Nigerians need to regain their abilities to reason critically and factually as these have been tossed to the wind as these groups anticipated.
saboteurs are roaming large. The strategy is clear. Create fear, divide the people into exploitable echo chambers, dilute anything that can be pointed to as an achievement, & magnify problems, especially in the media. And they are doing a good job of it. We should ask why? What do you mean by 'Unknown'? They've been arrested so they are known. The energy used in doing the damage could have made them rich if used on legal fruitful activities.
It's not unknown persons...its PDP And they will end up blaming the govt saying lack of job caused it. How can people be this wicked? Vandalizing what you are to benefit from. Ignorance at it peak Unknown Persons and the Unknown Gunmen in an Unknown Country. Govt will now use billions to repair it. What a wicked country is this? May be na these kidnappers since many people now prefer to use rail to bypass those dangerous areas.
A frustrated people! Sad but this will create more frustration!
Itakpe-Warri Rail Line VandalisedBy Ejike Ejike, Abuja The Itakpe-Warri rail line have been vandalised after vandals cut off several sections on the track, the managing director/CEO, the Dem no even allow me Enter still catch the cruise small before dem thief am😭😭😭
The hearts of men.. 🤔, wickedness. This is the most horrible, wicked inhuman crime i can think of the culprits should be shot at the point of interception how can someone be so heartless putting lives of hundreds of people on board train at risk government should use electronic rail tracker to checkmate this
This is wickedness! Unknown Persons,Unknown Gunmen,Unknown Soldiers but there all are Nigerians. Criminals,Saboteurs or Enemies of the State would have carried more weight as a headline.
Vandals cut off section of Warri-Itapke rail linehahahhahha.. e be things Not just cutting but with cruelty. Get rich syndrome, the bane of our country predicament.
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