The PDP senatorial candidate for Edo Central Senatorial District, Dr. (Arc) Michael Oziegbe Onolememen CON, has condemned the kidnapping of scores of waiting passengers at the Igueben train station yesterday.
In a statement issued by his media aide, Comrade Elempe Dele, the former Minister of Works condemned in strong terms the attack and kidnapping of waiting passengers who were Warri bound by suspected bandits who have been attacking commuters.
The statement read in parts: “Last year, the Kaduna bound train was bombed where some passengers lost their lives and others were kidnapped in the deadly attack. And it is sad that this year, this criminals are on it again, emboldening their criminal acts.
This dastardly act must be condemned in its entirety as this does not have any position in our modern world. People should be able to go about with their legitimate businesses anywhere in the country without fear of being kidnapped.
“As a matter of urgency, the security operatives must immediately swing into actions to rescue the whole kidnapped victims. In addition to this, the assailants must all be apprehended and brought to book for their crimes against innocent citizens.
Governments at all level with security agents must synergize to have proactive approach towards averting this kinds of attacks in the future so that innocent citizens can have confidence in our mass transit system.”
The Adolor of Uromi Kingdom condoled with families of the victims and hoped that their loved ones will be reunited to their families as soon as possible. He wish speedy recovery to those who were harmed during the attack.