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Gunmen Invade Train Station In Edo, Abduct Many

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Passengers waiting to board a train from Igueben in Igueben Local Government Area of Edo State to Warri in Delta State have been kidnapped, Nation reports.

Many of the travellers were injured in the ensuing melee that took place on Saturday night.

Edo Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Chidi Nwabuzor, a Superintendent of Police (SP), confirmed the incident last night.

Nwabuzor, a Superintendent of Police, said in a statement: “This is to inform the gentlemen of the press that today, 7th of January, 2023 at about 1600hrs, unspecified number of herdsmen armed with AK 47 riffles attacked the train station at Igueben, Edo State and kidnapped unspecified number of passengers who were waiting to board the train to Warri.

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“The kidnappers who shot sporadically into the air before kidnapping some passengers left some persons with bullet wounds. The Area Commander Irrua, DPO Igueben Division, and men have visited the scene of crime with members of the Edo State Security Network, local vigilantes, and hunters with a view to protecting the lives and property of the remaining passengers.

“Bush combing operations have commenced in order to rescue the victims and arrest the fleeing kidnappers. Further developments will be communicated.”

Recalls that gunmen had on March 28, 2022 attacked a Kaduna bound train from Abuja, killing some and abducting many others.

Millions of naira was paid as ransom for the abducted passengers.

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