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BREAKING: 6 Victims Of Edo Train Station Attack Rescued

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The Edo State government said six persons kidnapped during the attack on a train station in the local government area of the State have been rescued.

The State government announced the development in a terse statement on Monday.

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 aged two and five-year-old respectively.

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KOKO TV reported earlier that the police in Edo State have confirmed that several passengers were abducted from a train station in the Igueben Local Government Area of the state.

It was learnt that the gunmen attacked the victims while they were waiting to board a train to Warri in Delta State.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Chidi Nwabuzor, in a statement said it was unclear if anyone was killed in the incident but that some travellers sustained gunshot wounds.

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He said the abductors, armed with AK 47s, invaded the train station on Saturday evening and shot sporadically into the air before abducting scores of intending travellers.

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