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Scores kidnapped as Suspected herdsmen attack train station in Edo state

There was pandemonium in Edo state on Saturday afternoon after a train station at Igueben was attacked by suspected herdsmen with scores of passengers kidnapped.

The Edo State Police Command announced on saturday that the number of travelers who were going from Igueben in Igueben Local Government Area of the state to Warri in Delta State, was yet to be ascertained,

The command, in a press statement signed by its spokesman, Chidi Nwabuzor, stated that the incident happened at about 4.00pm.

Dockaysworld learnt that the suspects, who were armed with AK-47 rifles, invaded the train station and shot sporadically into the air before herding an unspecified number of intending travellers into the bush.

The police say they’ve begun bush combing and rescue operations but that some passengers were shot in the attack.

“The kidnappers who shot sporadically into the air before kidnapping some passengers left some persons with bullet 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 explained.

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