Joint security rescues 12 Edo train kidnap victims – CP


The  Commissioner of Police in Edo, Mr Mohammed Dankwara on Sunday, announced that the joint security forces in the state have rescued 12 Igueben train station kidnapped victims.

Dankwara disclosed this on Sunday in a statement in Benin.

Unknown gunmen on Jan. 7, attacked and abducted unspecified  passengers in a train station at Igueben in Edo,  who were waiting to board a train to Warri.

According to the CP,  the 12 victims rescued  brings  to 18, the  total number of victims so far  rescued, while two others who are staff of Nigeria Railway Cooperation (NRC) are being still held captive by their abductors.

He said: “The joint security forces, acting on technical intelligence provided to the command on the kidnapped victims, stormed a forest named Igboha and rescued the 12 victims unhurt.”

CP listed the rescued victims as: Eunice Esaba,56, Marian Mowoe, 28; Faith Smart 42, Precious Egwuje,28, Obehi Omaben,39, Amm Benson,42, Favour Akungo 18; Akhimen Ehiemamen, 48; Christian Iyere, 33; Emmanuel Esieba, 67;Iyoha Julius,25; and Aguelle Beatrice,42.

Dankwara, however, assured that the ongoing cooperation and synergy would continue to ensure that the remaining two victims were rescued unhurt.


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