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NRC shuts Edo train station indefinitely over abduction

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Following the attack and kidnap of passengers by suspected herdsmen at the Ekehen Train Station in Edo State, the Nigeria Railway Corporation on Sunday announced its closure till further notice.

The public announcement by the NRC which was posted on the passengers’ WhatsApp Group. It stated that the decision became necessary following rising security challenges.

The statement reads, “Public Announcement: This is to inform our general public and most especially our esteemed passengers, that Ekehen Station has been temporarily closed due to security issues, till further notice.”

Another notice reads, “Due to the incident at Ekehen station on Saturday, WITS 01/ 02 will no longer stop at Ekehen Station. Please advise our customers.”

Unspecified number of passengers were kidnapped from the train station in Edo State on Saturday evening and led into the bush by suspected herdsmen. The attack also saw many other passengers sustaining gunshot injuries, the police said in a statement.