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Panic As Gunmen Strike Again, Abduct Passengers From Edo Train Station, Others Injured

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Scores of passengers have been kidnapped by gunmen, suspected to be herdsmen, from a train station in Edo state.


The passengers were waiting to board a train from Igueben in Igueben local government area of Edo state to Warri in Delta state on Saturday evening, January 7.

Many of the travellers also sustained bullet wounds in the ensuing melee, The Nation reports.

Police confirm Edo train station attack.

The unfortunate incident was confirmed by the Edo police spokesman, Chidi Nwabuzor, in a statement

The statement claimed that the abductors, who were armed with AK 47, invaded the train station and shot sporadically into the air before abducting a number of the travellers into the bush, The Cable reports.

Nwabuzor assured that operatives were on the trail of the abductors with an aim to rescue those the kidnap victims herded into the bush.

The statement read:

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

Terrorists attack Abuja-Kaduna train.

This comes barely a year after terrorists attacked a train on its way from Abuja to Kaduna on March 28, 2022.

About 14 passengers lost their lives in the Abuja-Kaduna train attack, while 63 others were declared abducted.

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Not long after the attack, the blame game between the federal government and state authorities started.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state said, he had in the past, warned federal authorities to stop operating the trains at night

On his part, the minister of transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, said he had requested security equipment in the past.

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