Breaking: Many abducted in a train attack in Igueben, Edo State

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Gunmen have abducted an unspecified number of passengers in Igueben, Igueben local government area of Edo State.

The Standard Gazette gathered that the gunmen swooped on the passengers at the Igueben mini train station around 5.35 pm on Saturday, 7 January 2023.

SG gathered that the gunmen had opened fire, forcing the train to stop while the passengers scampered for safety.

As of this report, an unidentified number of commuters have been abducted and whisked to an unknown destination.

Edo state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the incident, said, "I called the Divisional Police Officer in Igueben Division who confirmed that some unknown gunmen opened fire on a train that stopped in Igueben to pick some passengers.

"The DPO and some vigilante members have mobilised into the bush to rescue some kidnapped victims. No casualty was recorded during the attack."

As of press time, no call has been made by the kidnappers for ransom.

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