Vandals have cut several sections on the Itapke-Warri rail line.
In a viral video, the vandals, still unknown, used what appears to be a saw to slice through the rail line to a point where the pieces could be taken thereby exposing passengers to danger.
The incident, our correspondent gathered, happened along the Warri-Itakpe standard gauge line around KM 30 Adogo, Kogi State section of the rail.
The managing director/CEO, the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Engr. Fidet Okhiria, confirmed the incident to newsmen.
He, however, said the train is still being operated as there is an alternative.
“The incident happened two days ago. But we are still in operation because we have an alternative,” he said.
Meanwhile, an inside source also confirmed to The Union Nigeria, that the vandalisation took place at “Adogo Station platform at Kilometre 30.
The source said rails of 50kg at 54metres long were completely removed from the track while long rails were damaged by cutting.