Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have arrested intercepted some unscrupulous and disgruntled elements who conspired and vandalized Rail tracks around Southern Kaduna at Kanfancha axis, in Jama’a local government area of Kaduna State, arresting two vandals.
A statement on Tuesday by the spokesman of NSCDC, Afolabi Babawale said the arrest was in line with the NSCDC Commandant General’s directive on zero tolerance towards the nefarious activities of vandals destroying railway infrastructure and other government’s critical national assets.
He disclosed that the CG’s Special Intelligence Squad (CG’s SIS) acting on credible intelligence intercepted some unscrupulous and disgruntled elements who conspired and vandalized Rail tracks around Southern Kaduna at Kanfancha axis, in Jama’a local government area of the State.
He said the suspected vandals stormed the location with an empty truck to load the already vandalized rail track iron concealed inside a sugarcane plot around Kwoi- Kagarko- Tafa-Jere road in Kaduna State, noting that with the prompt intervention of the CG’s SIS, they ran out of luck as they were swooped on after the saboteurs were trailed to a location where they were eventually intercepted and rounded up.
Two suspects, Rachard Istifanus (M) 31, who provided escort for the vandals and Usman Yusuf (M) 44, who drove the truck were arrested immediately.
Babawale said the Intelligence Operatives also impounded an unmarked container body long trailer truck containing and laden with vandalized rail track and slippers.
He however said a suspect simply identified as Peter from Kanfancha said to be the owner of the vandalized materials is currently at large.
Meanwhile, the Commandant General has ordered full-scale investigations into the incident while the two suspects have been taken into custody for further investigation and may be charged to court soon.