Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State has said the recent attempt to relocate railway coaches from the state to other parts of Nigeria was done in a suspicious and unfair manner.
The Governor said this on Tuesday when he paid a visit to the railway terminus in Maiduguri, the state capital.
In a statement by his media aide, Isa Gusau, Zulum noted that the state government was not informed until residents intercepted the movement of the coaches.
He added that all legal means will be followed to ensure that infrastructures meant for the state are not moved to any other place.
According to him, about five months ago some of the rolling stocks were conveyed to other states of the federation without the knowledge of the security operatives and the Borno State Government.
“This time around the community raised alarm when they saw the movement of these rolling stocks from Maiduguri to other parts of the country.
“When we contacted the management of Nigerian Railway Corporation, they said the rolling stocks would be moved to Jos for a complete overhaul and be dispatched elsewhere”, he added.
Zulum argued that, “The decision to relocate the rail infrastructures was crudely pursued by Nigerian Railway Corporation”.
He urged members of the community who recently protested over the development to remain calm and not to take laws into their hands, pledging that no one will move out any of the rail infrastructures from the State without recourse to the rule of law.