The Borno State Police Command on Saturday averted the theft of some train coaches at the Maiduguri Railway Terminus.
A source who confided in our correspondent 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 police also apprehended the suspects.”
When contacted, the spokesperson for the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Mahmood Yakubu, denied knowledge of the incident but asked our correspondent to reach the regional manager for details.
However, when dialled, the telephone number of the regional manager indicated that it was switched off.
However, the spokesperson for the police command, Sami Kamilu, confirmed the incident, adding that six suspects had been arrested.