Police in Malawi’s Eastern region of Machinga have confirmed that people living along railway lines are ambushing trains carrying wheat from Mozambique.
According to the police, many people along the railway line especially between Nayuchi and Liwonde are now eating ‘nsima’ prepared from wheat flour.
The police further added that some people opt to ambush the trains with the aim of stealing diesel which they sell to minibus drivers in order to have a penny in their pockets.
Recently, some police officers were injured at Nayuchi boarder when they tried to bring sanity after people had ambushed train wagons.
During a meeting with the communities, eastern region police condemned the misconduct and urged people to stop it.
The development follows government’s assurance that the country has enough maize to feed hunger victims in the country.
Despite media reports of people sleeping on long queues to buy the staple grain, government maintains they transport enough maize to Admarc depots.