The Nigerian Navy School of Armament Technology (NNSAT), Kachia Local Government Area, Kaduna State said it had intercepted three trailers loaded with vandalised railway tracks.
The NNSAT Commandant, Commodore Henry Aruomaren, made this known at a news briefing in Kachia on Wednesday.
The suspects and the seized railway tracks have been handed over to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for profiling and further investigation.
Aruomaren said the feat was in continuation of the fight against criminal activities within Kaduna State and its environs.
“The NNSAT Kachia internal security checkpoints at Makyali, Kachia LGA, acting on actionable intelligence at about 0500 on Feb. 2, intercepted the three trailers.
”The trailers with registration numbers ABJ 897 XB, MGU 232 ZF and XG 276 JJN, respectively, were laden with vandalised railway track materials concealed with animal feeds,’’ he said.
The commandant said the vandalised railway tracks ran through Katul-Crossing in Kachia LGA to Kafanchan.
He said that the railway tracks had not been in use for some time hence, criminal elements devise means to make it a source of income by vandalising and selling off the metal irons.
“Reportedly, the suspects were arrested by the internal security checkpoint team during a stop and search operation.
“Consequently, the base was informed of the arrest and a Strike Force was dispatched to the scene of the arrest to move the suspects and the exhibits to the Base for further investigation.
“It suffices to state that, only one of the three trailer drivers was arrested while others absconded when they got the information that NNSAT internal security checkpoint had arrested the first trailer, ‘’he said.