Scores of travellers waiting to board a train from Igueben station, Edo State to Warri in Delta State, have been abducted by suspected herdsmen.
Chidi Nwabuzor, Edo police public relations officer, who confirmed the incident said the attack also left some other travellers injured.
Nwabuzor said the kidnappers stormed the train station with AK 47 riffles and shot sporadically before abducting and moving into the bush with some travellers.
The police spokesperson assured Nigerians that bush combing and rescue operations had begun to safely rescue the kidnapped passengers and arrest the fleeing kidnappers.
“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 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.
“Bush-combing operations have commenced in order to rescue the victims and arrest the fleeing kidnappers. Further developments will be communicated.”