See how thieves are cutting and stealing laid down cables meant for new Abuja rail line

The completion of Abuja light rail line is under threat, following report that some thieves have begun to dig and cut out some already laid down cable on the rail line. 

According to source,  unknown persons have been digging up and carting away communication cables buried along the rail tracks.

Confirming the sad development, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Musa Bello, said

“Cables are being vandalized. Two weeks ago, vandals dug out cables and cut them off. The protection of the facilities is a responsibility of everyone. The government could not do alone. We have deployed members of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) along the tracks and in the city‘’ he said.

The Abuja Light Rail project is intended to link Abuja satellite towns such as Nyanya, Kubwa, Mararaba and Lugbe.

The FCT minister said, the Abuja light rail project would be completed by December 31, 2017, he said.

Residents looking forward to having a functional railway line as alternative means of transportation within the city next year, may have to wait longer.


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