The Edo State government has said that six people kidnapped during the attack on a train station in the state have been rescued.
In a statement on Monday, the state government said that 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 years old, respectively.
On Saturday, gunmen kidnapped several persons from a train station in Igueben Local Government Area.
The abductees were said to have been waiting to board a train from the Igueben station to Warri in Delta State, when the incident occurred.
At least 30 people were reportedly kidnapped.
Edo State Commissioner for Information, Chris Nehikhare said: “We are confident that the other victims will be rescued soon as the highly motivated security personnel are in high spirits and have doubled down on the hot chase of the kidnappers.
“As events unfold in the bushes, be assured that we will keep you posted and we crave the support of all stakeholders, particularly the media, to stay with the facts and avoid sensational reports that could further inflict emotional pain on the families and friends of the victims who are already in distress.
“Operation Bush Combing continues”.