Breaking: Edo Train Station Attacked by Suspected Herdsmen, Scores Wounded!


“The suspected herdsmen, armed with AK 47 rifles, invaded the train station and shot sporadically into the air before herding an unspecified number of intending travelers into the bush”


The Edo State Police Command, Saturday, announced that scores of travelers waiting to board a train from Igueben train station in Igueben Local Government Area of the state to Warri in Delta State, were attacked and many kidnapped by suspected herdsmen at about 4.00pm.

This was contained in a press statement by its spokesman, Chidi Nwabuzor, at about 9.55pm.

The suspected herdsmen, armed with AK 47 rifles, invaded the train station and shot sporadically into the air before herding unspecified number of intending travellers into the bush. The statement also revealed that during the siege, some of the passengers sustained bullet wounds and are being treated in various undisclosed hospitals.

The statement said that the command had swung into action, combing the forests to ensure the rescue of the kidnapped.

The text of the statement reads:

“This is to inform the gentlemen of the press that today, 7th of January 2023 at about 1600hrs, unspecified number of Herdsmen armed with AK 47 riffles attacked the train station at Igueben, Edo State and kidnapped unspecified number of passengers who were waiting to board the train to Warri.

“The kidnappers who shot sporadically into the air before kidnapping some passengers left some persons with bullet wounds. The Area Commander Irrua, DPO Igueben Division, and men have visited the scene of crime with members of Edo State Security Network, local vigilante, and hunter with a view to protect 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 PPRO stated.

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