Police arrest vandals of Warri-Itakpe rail line

VIDEO: Hoodlums vandalize Itakpe-Warri rail line

 

The police have arrested suspected vandals of the Warri-Itakpe rail line.

The suspects allegedly destroyed the tracks and carted away the rail rods.

The Itakpe-Warri railway line, which links Warri in Delta State to Ajaokuta in Kogi State, was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in September 2020.

In April this year, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, also flagged off freight and haulage services on the rail line to boost economic activities.

In a viral video, it was seen that vandals had used saw-like objects to cut the rail line in pieces, thereby endangering the lives of commuters. Some bolts and knots were also removed from the line.

The Managing Director of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Fidet Okhiria, said the incident occurred around KM 30, Adogo, a Kogi State section of the rail.



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