The Edo State Police Command has announced that scores of people have been kidnapped after some herders attacked Igueben train station on Saturday evening.
According to the PRO of the Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, many of the persons who were waiting to board the train before the attack were left injured.
He added that the abductors raided the station with AK-47 rifles before opening fire on the awaiting passengers.
This was contained in a statement the police released on Sunday.
“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 the crime with members of the Edo State Security Network, local vigilantes, and hunters with a view to protecting the lives and property of the remaining passengers,” the statement read.