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Breaking: Security Operatives Rescue 12 Edo Train Attack Victims

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Joint security operatives have rescued twelve more victims from that attack on a train station in Igueben, Edo State.

CityNews Nigeria gathered that the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki stated this while addressing newsmen on Sunday at the Police Cottage Hospital in Benin City, the state capital.

The rescued victims are been recuperated at the Police Cottage Hospital in Benin City.

Obaseki said, “We were able to track them and release 12 out of the 14 that were being held hostages unharmed.”

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“We think it is something worth celebrating and appreciate our members of the security forces for the sacrifice they have put in, the sleepless nights they have put in. We thank God that today which is Remembrance Day, we have something to rejoice about.”

Following the recent rescue, the number of victims left in captivity is now two.

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Gunmen last Saturday reportedly abducted not at least 31 passengers.

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The Edo State Governor on Sunday took a swipe at the Nigerian Railway Corporation and accused the railway authorities of negligence.

He noted that the attack on passengers in the Kaduna train should have taught the authorities to beef up security at their facilities nationwide.

Obaseki said, “We must also express our disappointment at the authorities of the Nigerian Railway Corporation because, after the Kaduna incident, we expect that they will secure their facilities better.

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“For six men to have come into their facility, I think it is something that has to be investigated. It doesn’t speak well of their preparedness to run an efficient rail system in this country and it doesn’t give Nigerians the confidence that they will be safe using that mode of transportation.”

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