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The Edo State Police Command has stated scores of passengers ready to board a train from the Igueben station in Igueben Local Government Area of Edo State to Warri in Delta State have been kidnapped by suspected herdsmen on Saturday night. 

In a press release, Chidi Nwabuzor, Edo Police Public Relations Officer confirmed that many of the vacationers have been additionally reportedly injured. 

It added that the abductors, who have been armed with AK 47, invaded the train station and shot sporadically into the air earlier than abducting scores of intending vacationers into the bush. 

The incident: According to the assertion, an unspecified quantity of passengers ready to board the train from Edo to Warri grew to become victims of the kidnapping on Saturday night.  

  • The assertion learn in half,  “This is to inform the gents of the press that at the moment, seventh of January, 2023 at about 1600hrs, an unspecified quantity of herdsmen armed with AK 47 riffles attacked the train station at Igueben, Edo State, and kidnapped an unspecified quantity of passengers who have been ready to board the train to Warri. 
  • “The kidnappers who shot sporadically into the air earlier than kidnapping some passengers left some individuals with bullet wounds. The Area Commander Irrua, DPO Igueben Division, and males have visited the scene of the crime with members of the Edo State Security Network, native vigilantes, and hunters with a view to defending the lives and property of the remaining passengers. 

Nwabuzor  , subsequently, acknowledged that bush combing operations have commenced in order to rescue the victims and arrest the fleeing kidnappers, including that additional developments will be communicated. 

What you ought to know: comparable prevalence noticed the dying of some passengers and a rating of others  kidnapped throughout the Abuja-Kaduna train attack on twenty eighth March 2022. 

  • Also, Recall that the Abuja-Kaduna train providers lately resumed operations on December 5, 2022, after eight months of suspending actions on the rail traces. 

The victims have been launched in batches with the final 23 freed in October.  

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