Just in: NRC shuts Edo train station indefinitely after terror attack

January 8, 2023
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The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), has closed the Ekehen train station in Edo state indefinitely after Saturday night’s attack by suspected herdsmen which left many injured and several others abducted.

This was made known in a public announcement by the NRC posted on the passengers’ WhatsApp Group.

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.”

READ ALSOSuspected herdsmen kidnap scores at Edo Train Station, many injured

The passengers who sustained injuries were said to be waiting to board a train at the venue of the incident, before heading to Warri, an oil rich town.

The Edo state police command said the gunmen who were armed with AK-47 rifles stormed the train station at about 4pm on Saturday January 7 shooting sporadically before unleashing their plans.

Recall that gunmen had on March 28, 2022 attacked a moving train which headed to Kaduna from Abuja, killing some and abducting many other passengers.

They released most of them, before the Nigerian government resumed operations along Abuja-Kaduna train route in December 2022.

The Nigeria Railway Corporation is yet to comment on the latest development as at the time of filing this report.

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