By Emmanuel Iriogbe, Abuja
Six out of the thirty one persons kidnapped at thetEkehen-Igueben train substation in Edo state have so far regained their freesom.
This is according to a statement released Monday by the Edo state Commissioner of Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare.
According to a statement made available PenPushers the 6 Persons were rescued as Search Team doubles down on rescue effort
“Following the directive from Governor Godwin Obaseki that the kidnappers that attacked the train in Igueben on Saturday be smoked out of their hiding and the persons abducted be rescued, we are happy to announce that six (6) persons have been rescued.
“The six persons are: a 65-year-old man, a nursing mother with her baby, a 6-year-old girl and two siblings; aged two and five years old.
“We commend the efforts of the rescue team in the bushes and their support staff that have been working tirelessly since the incident occurred to ensure the kidnapped passengers are rescued and reunited with their families.
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”.
He assured that as events unfold in the bushes, the general public will be kept posted while craving 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.
He concluded by saying that ‘Opera Bush Combing’ codename for the operation to rescue all the victims continues.