Edo Train Station Attack : Confirmed, Station Manager, 31 Others Amongst Abductees

Thirty-two persons, including the station manager, Godwin Okpe; head of security, Ikhayere and the ticket clerk are among those missing in the Edo State train station attack.

A resident, Victor Osarobho, is also among the 32 missing persons.

They were abducted at 4 p.m. on Saturday by suspected herdsmen at Ekehen-Igueben train station in Igueben Local Government Area of Edo State 

One of the victims managed to escape from the hands of the abductors, who were armed with AK-47 rifles and were shooting into the air.

A suspect was later arrested by policemen.

Some of the abductors came in vehicles, while others got to the train station through bush paths.

Edo Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Chidi Nwabuzor, a Superintendent of Police (SP), said the abducted passengers were to travel to Warri in Delta State by train, while many persons at the station sustained bullet wounds.

Rescue operations are ongoing.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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