… As Abductors Hold on to 2 Railway Staff
Twelve more passengers out of the lot kidnapped on January 7, 2023, at Igueben train station in Edo State have been rescued by security operatives.But the kidnappers were said to still be holding on to two Railways Staff , the Chief Station officer and the Senior Station officer.
This brings to 18 , the total number of passengers that have been rescued .
Commissioner of Police in Edo State, Mohammed Dankwara announced the operation in a Statement on Sunday.
The 12 passengers rescued are Eunice Esaba, 56, Marian Mowoe, 28, Faith Smart, 42, Precious Egwuje, 28, Obehi Omaben, 39, Amm Benson, 42, and Favour Akungo, 18.
Others are Akhimen Ehiemamen, 48, Christian Iyere, 33, Emmanuel Esieba, 67, Iyoha Julius, 25, and Aguelle Beatrice, 42.
The passengers were waiting to board a train to Warri in Delta State when the armed men struck.
The Commissioner of Police said joint security forces, acting on technical intelligence, stormed a forest named Igboha, laid ambush for the kidnappers , and freed the citizens unhurt, as they were trying to move them from one location in the forest to the other .
Dankwara assured that security agencies are collaborating to free the government workers in captivity.