The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says the newly established Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Railway Command, Lagos, will help checkmate rooftop riders on moving trains.
The Lagos Railway District Manager, Mr Jerry Oche, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday that the command would also help to enhance safety and security of commuters at stations and on board.
The NRC boss said: “For me, this is long overdue, but again, it is better late than never.
“As a matter of fact, we have already started using them (operatives of the NSCDC).
“Would I say it is coincidence or right timing, they (NSCDC) came at a time when we are taking a decision to critically look at the menace of rooftop riders on moving trains.
Oche said that the corporation had been getting results from all its efforts on safety and security of passengers.
NAN reports that the Federal Government recently established the NSCDC railway command, considering the rampant cases of vandalism of materials used in the ongoing construction of the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge railway line by hoodlums.