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Edo Train Attack: Police rescue 12 more victims

According to the Edo State Police Command, 12 additional passengers who were kidnapped at the Ubeaja train station were found on Saturday in Ughboa Forest unharmed.

Mohammed Dankwara, the state police commissioner, stated on Sunday that the joint forces’ persistent efforts to make sure the victims were reunited with their families unharmed had made the rescue mission feasible.

He said, “I am pleased to inform you that on Saturday at about 10pm, the joint security forces in Edo State in a concerted effort to rescue the abducted victims of the Igueben Train Station attack, stormed Ughboa forest in a joint operation, through a technical intelligence provided to the command and control intelligence rapid response squad, and rescued 12 victims unhurt.

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“They are as follows: Eunice Eseba (56 years), Marian Mowoe (28 years), Faith Smart (42 years), Precious Egwuje (28 years), Obehi Omaben (39 years) and Amm Benson (42 years).

Others are Favour Akungo (18 years), Akhimen Ehiemamen (48 years), Christian iyere (33 years), Emmanuel Esieba (67 years), Iyoha Julius (25 years) and Aguelle Beatrice (42 years).

“This brings to 18 the number of victims rescued while two others who are staff members of the Nigeria Railway Cooperation are still being held captive by the kidnappers.

“Meanwhile, operation and synergy continue to ensure the remaining two are rescued,” he added.

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