We’re Commited to Preserve Railway Infrastructure, Borno state Government Assures
By Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri
Borno State Deputy Governor, Usman Umar Kadafur has assured People of railway Quarters Community in Maiduguri of government’s commitment to preserve Railway infrastructure.
Deputy Usman Umar Usman Kadafur stated this when he visited the site this morning to inspected the railway coaches intercepted by Security agencies as it is been diverted and on it way out of the State for an unknown destination.
He explained that Governor Baba Gana Umara Zulum led administration is a people centred government which respond to yearning of people at any time, hence the need to support the Community in preserving their facilities.
Usman Umar Kadafur assured the residence that the Borno State Government will not allow such things to happens again by ensuring surveillance on governent properties and commended the People of the Community for their prompt notice to Security agencies and also urged to always report such to the authority concern.
He noted that the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu was working to restore railway system in the Country to ease transportation and create job, which will not support any act of vandalism on its facilities.
The Deputy Governor also assured to look into the issue raised by the railway Quarters Community especially about some of the lodgings and residence which turn into a rendezvous of prostitution and other anti social behavior.
Earlier speaking, the Village head of railway Quarters Community also known as (Goni Damgari) Lawan Mala Modu Gaji appeal to the Government of Borno State to intervene into the issues of thief of railway coaches which will safeguard the development of the area.
Similarly, Coordinator Community Child Protection Committee of the railway Quarters Progressive Organization, Goni Baba Dikwa says teenage and adolescence Girls were at risk of developing into the ill vices if government do not expediate action on the stoppage or demolition of these structures.
It could be recall that Borno State Police Command on Saturday averted the theft of some train coaches owned by the Nigerian Railway Corporation
Earlier on Saturday, a source confided in our correspondent that police officers, acting on a tip-off by good samaritans in the area, apprehended alleged thieves who tried to steal some train coaches at the Maiduguri Railway Terminus.
The source said, “A suspected theft of train coaches of the Nigerian Railway Corporation was foiled at the Maiduguri Railway Terminus following a tip-off by good samaritans. The suspects were also apprehended by the police.
When contacted for confirmation, the spokesperson for the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Mahmood Yakubu, denied knowledge of the incident but asked our correspondent to reach the regional manager for details.
The incident was however confirmed by the spokesperson for the Borno state police command, Sami Kamilu.
He added that six suspects had been arrested.