The Commandant General’s Special Intelligence Squad, CG’s SIS, of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Squad has intercepted an articulated DAF truck conveying large quantities of vandalized rail track iron concealed inside iron scrap.
This was disclosed by the NSCDC National PRO, Babawale Afolabi in a release to newsmen in Abuja.
According to the Corps PRO, the four suspects were arrested and taken into custody for further investigations.
He explained that the Intelligence Squad, who are on specialized operation to checkmate nefarious activities of rail line vandals, said the four suspected vandals disguised as scavengers.
The PRO stated further that the truck and the four suspects were intercepted along Lafia-Akwanga–Abuja expressway in Nasarawa State.
The four suspected vandals are 27 years old Anasi Ali who is the driver of the truck, Others are Yusuf Idris, 25, Hafis Idris, 18 and Nasiru Abdullahi,28 who served as an escort.
The statement says preliminary investigation revealed that the vandals loaded the rail truck irons and slippers in Makurdi, Benue State and concealed it inside scrap irons and were conveying them to an undisclosed iron and steel company in Ilorin, Kwara State before they were intercepted and arrested.
In the meantime, the Commandant General Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi has ordered full scale investigation after which the suspects will be charged to court.
Written by: Elizabeth David