Train Attack: 2 Influential Edo Chiefs, 5 Others Arrested as Govt Gives Fresh Update

The Edo State Government on Wednesday, January 18th, confirmed the arrest of two village chiefs in connection with the Saturday, January 7th train attack.

The state commissioner for communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare, disclosed further that seven other suspects had also been arrested in connection with the kidnap of 20 passengers at the Igueben train station.

Nehikhare added that the two remaining passengers in captivity had also been rescued by security agents.

He made this revelation shortly after the state executive council meeting in Benin on Wednesday, The Punch reported.

The success story in the kidnapping is that five persons and two village chiefs have been arrested in connection with the incident and they are helping with investigations,” The commissioner said.


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