The Kaduna State Police Command has successfully thwarted the activities of a gang involved in vandalizing rail lines and impounded their vehicles containing evidence of their criminal acts. Acting on credible intelligence, personnel from the State Police Command took swift action on June 22, 2023, leading to the interception of the gang responsible for the rail line vandalism.
According to DSP Muhammed Jalige, the spokesperson for the Command, an unspecified number of individuals arrived at Sanzwan in Zonkwa, Zango Kataf Local Government Area of the State in an articulated vehicle (DAF) bearing registration number DAL 172 YL. These individuals proceeded to vandalize approximately 600 railway slippers.
Upon receiving the information, the police swiftly mobilized their personnel to the scene of the crime. The suspects, upon spotting the approaching officers, fled the area, abandoning the vehicle that was intended to transport the vandalized items. While no arrests were made, the vehicle was immediately impounded, and the stolen exhibits were recovered.
Additionally, on June 25, 2023, the police made further progress in their investigation, recovering two fully loaded trucks carrying railway slippers. The search for the fleeing suspects is ongoing, with intensified efforts being made to locate and apprehend them.
The Commissioner of Police in Kaduna State commended the brave personnel involved in halting the activities of the rail line vandals. He urged the public to always provide timely and credible information to security personnel, emphasizing the importance of public cooperation in maintaining law and order.
The successful operation carried out by the Kaduna State Police Command to dismantle a gang involved in rail line vandalism demonstrates their commitment to combating such criminal activities. Through the prompt response to credible intelligence, the police were able to intercept the vandals and recover the stolen railway slippers. The ongoing investigation and intensified efforts to apprehend the fleeing suspects reflect the dedication of law enforcement authorities to ensure justice is served. The public is urged to continue supporting the police by providing valuable information to enhance the security and safety of the community.