At the Igueben train station in the state’s Igueben Local Government Area, security personnel in Edo State have detained one of the alleged kidnappers who was thought to be responsible for the abduction of 32 passengers.
One of the 32 people who were attacked at the train station has managed to escape from the kidnappers, according to Hon. Chris Nehikhare, the Edo State Commissioner for Communications and Orientation, who made this announcement on Sunday during a press conference in Benin City.
“After 32 persons were kidnapped, the Police, vigilante, and local hunters swung into action, combing the bushes around the vicinity. One of the kidnapped victims was able to escape.
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“The Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu has visited the scene of the attack for on-the-spot assessment and was told that one of the suspects was arrested and he has been helping the police with investigation to arrest other fleeing members of the kidnapping gang.
“We congratulate the Police and other security agencies for their swiftness in attending to the security brief. We appreciate the local hunters and members of the Edo State Security Network as their collaboration assisted in this operation. This synergy led to the success recorded in a very short time.
“We hope this is the last time we will have such an attack on government infrastructure, especially train stations here in Edo State. Our security network was swift to react to the incident and we condole the families of victims.
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“We will give necessary support to the security agencies, vigilantes and local hunters who are on the trail of these kidnappers,” the Commissioner stated.
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