Twelve more passengers abducted at the Igueben train station, in Edo State, have been by the Police.
The Commissioner of Police in the state,Mohammed Dankwara, disclosed this to newsmen on Sunday.
He said the victims were rescued unhurt on Saturday at Ughboa forest, adding that their rescue was made possible by the joint forces working tirelessly to ensure they were reunited with their families.
He said: “I am pleased to inform you that on Saturday at about 10pm, the joint security forces in Edo State in a concerted effort to rescue the abducted victims of the Igueben Train Station attack, stormed Ughboa forest in a joint operation, through a technical intelligence provided to the command and control intelligence rapid response squad, and rescued 12 victims unhurt.
“They are as follows: Eunice Eseba (56 years); Marian Mowoe (28 years); Faith Smart (42 years); Precious Egwuje (28 years); Obehi Omaben (39 years) and Amm Benson (42 years).
Others are Favour Akungo (18 years); Akhimen Ehiemamen (48 years);Christian iyere (33 years); Emmanuel Esieba (67 years); Iyoha Julius (25 years) and Aguelle Beatrice (42 years).”
The development brings the total number of victims rescued so far to 18. Two people, who are staff of the Nigeria Railway Cooperation are still being held captive by the kidnappers.
The Commissioner of Police said cooperation and synergy will continue among the joint security forces to ensure the remaining two victims are rescued.
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