Train Kidnap: Traditional rulers arrested in Edo

CITIZENS COMPASS– EDO State Government says two traditional rulers had been arrested in connection with the Igueben train attack on Saturday, January 7, where some passengers awaiting to board a train from Igueben train station to Warri in Delta State were kidnapped.

Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Mr Chris Nehikhare announced the arrest of both traditional rulers.

Recall that upon his return to Benin City, the state capital, on Sunday, Governor Godwin Obaseki blamed the Federal Government for not providing adequate security at the train station despite the Abuja- Kaduna train incident during which scores of passengers were kidnapped and spent months in captivity before they were set free by their captors.

Governor Obaseki also blamed the traditional rulers in the locality for not being vigilante enough.

The state government had earlier warned that it would wield the big stick against any traditional rulers who harboured criminal elements in his domain.

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