Nigeria rescues last hostages of train station kidnap

The authorities in Edo state in southern Nigeria say the last two hostages from a group of people who were kidnapped from a train station in the state almost two weeks ago have now been released.

Seven suspects, including two village chiefs, have also been arrested and are currently in police custody.×280&!3&btvi=1&fsb=1&xpc=19deqpjghK&p=https%3A//

Twenty people were kidnapped from the Igueben train station by armed men on 7 January.

Six victims were freed within 48 hours, and a further 12 victims were rescued by security services and armed vigilantes over the weekend in a separate rescue operation.

Kidnapping for ransom is common across Nigerian roads and there are concerns that criminals are starting to target the country’s railways.

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