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Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State

Train station attack: Military, Police, vigilante, hunters on heels of kidnappers – Commissioner; One suspect confirmed captured… 31 persons in captivity

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State

…Edo Deputy Gov. Shaibu visits train station

The Edo State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Osa Nehikhare, has said that a combined team of the Military, the Police, men of the vigilante network and hunters are currently on the heels of the kidnappers that attacked the Igueben train station on Saturday and abducted 32 passengers, out of which one escaped.

Nehikhare, who gave an update on efforts of the Edo State Government to rescue the kidnapped passengers in Benin on Sunday, said: “At the moment, security personnel made up of the military and the police as well as men of the vigilante network and hunters are intensifying search and rescue operations in reasonable radius to rescue the kidnap victims. As at 3pm Sunday, one suspect has been captured and is helping Police with their investigation.

“One victim out of the 32 people kidnapped escaped from the hands of the abductors. We are confident that the other victims will be rescued in the coming hours.”

The Commissioner also said that “the Deputy Governor of the State, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu has visited the Igueben Train Station for an on-the-spot assessment of rescue efforts and to throw government’s weight behind the security operations.”

Edo State Government condoles with the families of the victims for this unfortunate occurrence, he said and appealed for calm while urging citizens to assist security personnel with information of suspicious movements in and around their neighborhoods, particularly in the area where the rescue operation is taking place.

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