The Federal government has condemned the kidnapping of about 31 passengers at Tom Ikimi Train Station, Igueben Edo State, South- South Nigeria.
In a statement signed on Sunday by Henshaw Ogubike, Director, Press & Public Relations, Ministry of Transportation, the federal government described the kidnapping of train passengers, which happened on Saturday as despicable and utterly barbaric.
“The Public is hereby reassured that the security agencies are making efforts to rescue the kidnapped Train passengers. The Nigerian Police is on the trail of the criminals and have mobilised with a view to protecting the lives and property of the remaining passengers.
“The Government is saddened by this unpleasant development and assures on its prompt response to the ugly situation”.