kidnapped train victims regain freedom

CITIZENS COMPASS– SIX out of the kidnapped victims of Igueben-Ekehen train station in Edo state,on Saturday, have regained their freedom.

They were rescued on Monday, by security operatives who have been combing the forests in search of the victims.

They include a 65-year-old man, a nursing mother with her baby, a 6-year-old girl and two siblings; aged two and five years old.

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen had attacked passengers waiting to board train to Udu, in Delta State, kidnapping 31 passengers and injuring many others in the process.

The state Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare, while announcing the rescue of the victims by security operatives, expressed confidence that the remaining victims would be rescued soon.

Nehikhare also disclosed that two additional suspects had been arrested, noting that the suspects were persons formerly declared wanted by the security agencies in connection with criminal activities in Edo central senatorial district.

According to him, “Following the directive from Governor Godwin Obaseki that the kidnappers that attacked the train in Igueben on Saturday be smoked out of their hiding and the persons abducted be rescued, we are happy to announce that six (6) persons have been rescued.”

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