FG condemns kidnapping of train passengers in Edo

FG condemns kidnapping of train passengers in Edo

By Lucy Ogalue, Abuja.


The Federal Government has described the kidnapping of train passengers at the Tom Ikimi Train Station at Igueben in Edo State as “despicable and utterly barbaric”.


The Director of Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Transportation, Mr Henshaw Ogubike, said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.


“The Public is hereby reassured that the security agencies are making efforts to rescue the kidnapped train passengers.


“The Nigeria Police are on the trail of the criminals and have mobilized, with a view to protecting the lives and property of the remaining passengers.


“The government is saddened by this unpleasant development and assures on its prompt response to the ugly situation.


“Further details will be communicated later,” Ogubike said.


Recall that some suspected herdsmen, allegedly armed with AK47 riffles, attacked the train station at Igueben on Jan. 7 and kidnapped some passengers, who were waiting to board the train to Warri.

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