Police smash railway vandalised tracks, impound 3 trucks

The Kaduna State Police Command has smashed railway tracks (sleepers) in Kaduna state, recovering three articulated trucks (trailers) used in conveying the vandalised materials. 

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Kaduna state, DSP Mohammed Jalige, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, said the incident took place at Sanzwan in Zonkwa, Zango Kataf local government area, adding that no arrest was made during the two operations carried out to foil the vandalisation as the vandals fled upon noticing the approach of operatives, but three articulated trucks were recovered. 

“Following credible intelligence, personnel of the Kaduna State Police Command on the 22nd June, 2023 at about 2230 hours busted a gang of rail line vandals. An unspecified number of unknown persons came to Sanzwan in Zonkwa,  Zango Kataf Local Government Area, in an articulated vehicle (DAF) with reg no DAL 172 YL and vandalized about 600 pieces of railway sleepers.

“On receipt of the information, Police personnel were quickly mobilized to the scene of the crime. And on sighting the Police officers, the suspects fled the scene and abandoned the vehicle meant to convey the vandalized items.

“No arrest was made however, the said vehicle was immediately impounded and the exhibits therein recovered. And on the 25th June, 2023 two additional trucks fully loaded with railway sleepers were equally recovered. Efforts is intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects as investigation is in progress.

“The Commissioner of Police commended the gallant personnel for halting the vandals activities while charging the public to always make credible information available on time,” DSP Jalige said.