The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has canvassed for the establishment of a special court as a solution to tackle the vandalization of rail tracks.
Amaechi dropped this proposal on Saturday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital and also ordered the arrest of those buying the stolen rail track facilities and other equipment.
“I don’t know why some Nigerians are like the way they are. I have told the Managing Director of NRC to arrest the buyers of the equipment. It is not enough to arrest the vandals.
“It is likened to those who said why should the National Assembly punish those who pay ransom; that law was first passed by the Rivers State House of Assembly when I was a Speaker and the reason is, that, when there is no demand, there will be no supply.
“If we don’t pay ransom, they will be tired and they will stop. The same way, if they don’t buy those metals, slippers and others, nobody will steal them,” the minister said.