Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Engr. Fidet Okhiria says the attack on Ekehen train station in Igueben Local Government Area of Edo State will not affect the Itakpe-Warri train service.
Engr Okhiria stated via the phone, that the train services will still be operated, but additional security measures would be introduced.
Gunmen had attacked the train station on Saturday evening and abducted over 30 commuters who were waiting to board the train to Warri.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, some passengers sustained bullet wounds in the attack. However, the coordinator of the Warri-Itakpe train service, Engr. Sani Abdulganiyu confirmed that none of the kidnapped passengers sustained any bullet injuries.
He gave the confirmation while receiving the minister of state transport, Ademola Adegorogoye in company of the chairman, Nigeria railway corporation, Fidet Okhiria
The latest attack comes about nine months after an attack on the Abuja-Kaduna Train where dozens of passengers were kidnapped, leading to the suspension of the train service.
The train service resumed December 5, 2022 after the remaining passengers in captivity were freed.
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