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UGM [email protected] train station, [email protected] passengers in Edo State – Instablog9ja

The Edo State Police Command has said that an unspecified number of travellers waiting to board a train from Igueben in Igueben local government area of the State, to Warri in Delta State, were [email protected] by suspected armed herdsmen.

According to the command, in a press statement endorsed by its spokesman, Chidi Nwabuzor, stated that the incident happened at about 4.00pm on Saturday.

According to the statement, the suspected herdsmen, who were armed with AK-47 rifles, invaded the train station and sh%t sporadically into the air before herding an unspecified number of intending travellers into the bush.

The statement added that in the process, some of the passengers sustained b¥llet wounds, just as the Police disclosed that bush combing and rescue operations had begun to rescue the victims and arrest the criminals.

“The [email protected] who shot sporadically into the air before kidnapping some passengers left some persons with b¥llet wounds. The Area Commander, Irrua; the DPO (Divisional Police Officer) Igueben Division, and their men have visited the scene of crime with members of Edo State Security Network, local vigilante, and hunters with a view to protecting the lives and property of the remaining passengers.

Bush combing operations have commenced in order to rescue the victims and arrest the fleeing kidnappers. Further development will be communicated,” the statement read.