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Prominent Edo Chiefs Arrested Over Train Attack

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Village chiefs arrested over Edo train attack, railway workers rescued

Two village chiefs were detained in connection with the attack on the Igueben train station on January 7, according to the Edo State Government.

The tip was provided by Chris Nehikhare, Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, on Wednesday following the State Executive Council meeting in Benin.

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Security personnel have freed the two remaining captive passengers, and seven additional suspects have been taken into custody.

The two are Nigerian Railway Corporation employees (NRC).

The arrest of five people, including two village chiefs, and their assistance in the investigation is considered a success, according to Nehikhare.

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Regarding the Lassa fever outbreak, he claimed that despite repeated requests for assistance, the Federal Government and its agencies had failed to assist Edo.

Village chiefs arrested over Edo train attack, railway workers rescued

“The Lassa fever has affected more than 50 people. In comparison to COVID-19, our fatality rate of 5% is very high.

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Nehikhare reported that Edo had requested assistance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international organizations.

He claimed that letters had been sent to the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), the Ministry of Health, and other organizations, but “unfortunately they refused to come to our aid.”

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