8th January, 2023
By Lucy Ogalue
The Federal Government has assured that that the security agencies are making efforts to rescue train passengers abducted at Tom Ikimi Train Station, in Igueben community of Edo State on Saturday.
Mr Henshaw Ogubike, Director of Press and Public Relations, Nigeria’s Ministry of Transportation said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
The government also condemned the abduction of the passengers which it described as despicable and utterly barbaric.
“The Public is hereby reassured that the security agencies are making efforts to rescue the kidnapped train passengers.
“The Nigeria Police is on the trail of the criminals and have mobilised with a view to protecting the lives and property of the remaining passengers.
“The government is saddened by this unpleasant development and assures on its prompt response to the ugly situation.
”Further details will be communicated later, ” Ogubike stated.
Some suspected herdsmen allegedly armed with AK 47 riffles attacked the train station at Igueben on Jan. 7 and kidnapped some passengers waiting to board the train to Warri.