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Controversy as NRC denies reports of attempts to steal coaches




The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has denied reports that some criminals attempted to steal railway coaches in Maiduguri, Borno State.

This disclosure is contained in a press statement issued by the Managing Director of the NRC, Mr Fidet Okhiria, on Saturday, October 14, 2023, in Lagos.

Okhiria in the statement described the report as erroneous, adding that the coaches were being officially moved to NRC in Jos for overhauling and put them back to operation.

The statement from Okhiria reads,

NTA had earlier reported that the police command in Borno State had arrested 6 suspects over an attempt to steal 3 train coaches at the Maiduguri railway terminus.

It stated that Lawan Yusuf, the Borno commissioner of police, said suspects were arrested on Saturday after a distress call about the attempted theft of the train coaches.

Yusuf said one Aliyu Mai Nasara, the principal suspect, was accosted while coordinating the loading of three coaches into trucks.

According NTA, Yusuf said,