By Imelda Osayande, Benin.
The Commissioner of Police in Edo State, Mr Mohammed Dankwara, on Sunday announced that the joint security forces in the state have rescued 12 Igueben train station kidnap victims.
Dankwara announced this via a statement on Sunday in Benin.
Recall that unknown gunmen on Jan. 7, attacked and abducted some passengers at a train station in Igueben, Edo, while they were waiting to board a train to Warri.
According to the police commissioner, the 12 kidnap victims rescued brings to 18 the total number of the victims so far rescued, while two others, who are staff of Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), are being still held captive by their abductors.
Dankwara said: “The joint security forces, acting on technical intelligence provided to the command on the kidnapped victims, stormed a forest named Igboha and rescued the 12 victims unhurt.”
The police boss listed the rescued victims as Eunice Esaba,56, Marian Mowoe, 28; Faith Smart 42, Precious Egwuje,28, Obehi Omaben,39, Amm Benson,42, Favour Akungo 18; Akhimen Ehiemamen, 48; Christian Iyere, 33; Emmanuel Esieba, 67;Iyoha Julius,25 and Aguelle Beatrice,42.
He assured that the ongoing cooperation and synergy would continue to ensure that the remaining two victims were rescued unhurt.