Edo train attack: Obaseki visits rescued victims

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Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has announced that two victims of the recent attack on a train station in the state are still in captivity.

The governor made this announcement during a visit to 12 of the abductees who had been rescued.

Godwin Obaseki
Godwin Obaseki

On January 7, gunmen attacked a train station in Igueben LGA of the state, resulting in several persons being kidnapped. Six of the victims were rescued earlier, and Edo commissioner for communication, Chris Nehikare, later announced that a total of 20 persons were abducted.

Obaseki praised the efforts of security agencies and stated that efforts are ongoing to ensure the safe rescue of the remaining victims. He said, “I visited 12 rescued kidnapped victims, who were abducted from the Igueben Train Station in the state, assuring that we will leave no stone unturned in securing the release of the two remaining hostages."

The governor also highlighted the role of technology and intelligence in tracking the criminals and credited the training of the special forces in rescuing 12 out of 14 victims. He thanked the security forces for their efforts and praised them for their achievement.

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