Two village chiefs, five others arrested over Edo train attack

Our reporter/ The Edo government on Wednesday revealed that two village chiefs and five other persons have been arrested in connection with the recent train attack that occurred in the state.

Gunmen earlier this month attacked a train station in Igueben LGA of the state, and kidnapped about 30 passengers.

Many of the travellers also sustained injuries from gunshots fired by the attackers.

Earlier, the state police command said 18 abductees have been rescued so far.

Speaking with journalists on Wednesday, in Benin, the state’s capital, Chris Nehikhare, the state’s commissioner for communication and orientation said seven other suspects have also been arrested in connection with the incident.

He also said security agents have rescued the two remaining passengers in captivity.

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“The success story in the kidnapping is that five persons and two village chiefs have been arrested in connection with the incident and they are helping with investigations,” he said.

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