Two conventional leaders and 5 different suspects have been arrested in reference to the Saturday, January 7, 2023 assault on Igueben Railway Station in Edo State.
Gunmen believed to be Fulani herdsmen had kidnapped 20 individuals, together with employees and passengers ready to board a practice to Udu in Delta state.
Edo State Commissioner for Communication and Steerage Chris Nehikhare confirmed the arrest throughout a briefing to reporters in Benin Metropolis on Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
Nehikhare, who didn’t reveal the names of the 2 conventional leaders, mentioned the final two kidnapping victims had been rescued from their captors.
In accordance with him, the seven arrested suspects are at present beneath investigation on the headquarters of the State Police Command.
“I’m completely happy to tell you that every one the remaining victims of the assault on Igueben station have been rescued. To this point, not one of the victims are within the palms of the abductors,” he added.
It needs to be recalled that on his return to Benin Metropolis on Sunday, Governor Godwin Obaseki criticized the federal authorities for not offering ample safety on the station regardless of the Abuja-Kaduna practice incident wherein dozens of passengers had been kidnapped and spent months in captivity earlier than being launched by their captors.
Governor Obaseki additionally criticized native conventional leaders for not being vigilant sufficient.
The state authorities had earlier warned that it will not spare any conventional ruler who harbors prison parts in his area.