The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) Management has confirmed that all Persons abducted at the Chief Tom Ikimi Railway Station Ekekhen in Igueben, Edo State, have all regained their freedom and released to their families respectively.
A statement from the Director of Public Affairs of NRC Mallam Yakub Mahmood said the feat was highly commendable as none of the victims was hurt or injured during their period of captivity and release.
“The NRC Board and Management highly appreciate the role, patience and cooperation of the families of the victims”.
The Management expressed appreciation to the security agencies, State Governments and all those who contributed in one way or the other towards the release of the harmless and innocent citizens for their efforts.
It said the dastardly and wanton act of kidnapping innocent and law-abiding Nigerians is a display of cowardice that must be condemned and not to be tolerated in any guise as all hands must be on deck to ensure security of life and property of all Nigerians.
The NRC Management enjoins all communities residing along the Railway corridors to be security conscious by reporting any suspicious movement that is likely to cause breach of peace within their locality, to the nearest security agency or their community vigilante for quick intervention.
The Corporation said this is the surest way and means of keeping the society safe and protecting the Federal Government’s critical infrastructure constructed in their community for their socio-economic and other benefits.
NRC assured that it will continue to support the security agencies towards improved efforts at protecting NRC’s facilities and installations including the stations, trains, tracks and especially the Passengers for the continuous use and safety of her esteemed Passengers.