January 15, (THEWILL) – The Edo State Police Command, on Sunday, said joint security forces in the state have rescued another 12 victims of the train attack which took place at Igueben Train Station.
A statement issued by the state Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Dankwara, said the joint security forces, acting on technical intelligence provided to the command on the kidnapped victims, stormed a forest named Igboa and rescued the twelve victims unhurt.
The rescued victims include Eunice Esaba (56yrs); Marian Mowoe (28yrs); Faith Smart (42years); Precious Egwuje (28yrs); Obehi Omaben (39yrs); Amm Benson (42yrs); Favour Akungo (18yrs); Akhimen Ehiemamen (48yrs); Christian Iyere (33yrs); Emmanuel Esieba (67yrs); Iyoha Julius (25yrs) and Aguelle Beatrice (42yrs).
The statement, however, said two more victims, who are ‘members of staff of the Nigeria Railway Corporations’ are still being held captive by their abductors.
CP Dankwara assured that cooperation and synergy is being built among security agents and local vigilantes, towards making sure the two victims are rescued unhurt.
This development, however, brings the total number of rescued victims thus far to eighteen.