The Edo state government says six persons kidnapped during the train attack in the state have been rescued.
The state commissioner for Communication, Chris Nehikhare made this known in a statement Today.
The rescued victims were identified as a 65-year-old man, a nursing mother with her baby, a six-year-old girl, and two siblings.
Part of his statement reads,
Following the directive from Governor Godwin Obaseki that the kidnappers that attacked the train in Igueben on Saturday be smoked out of their hiding and the persons abducted be rescued, we are happy to announce that six (6) persons have been rescued.
The six persons are a 65-year-old man, a nursing mother with her baby, a 6-year-old girl, and two siblings; aged two and five years old.
“We commend the efforts of the rescue team in the bushes and their support staff that have beenin working tirelessly since the incident occurred to ensure the kidnapped passengers are rescued and reunited with their families.