The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has dismissed reports of the suspension of train services along the Itakpe-Warri axis following abduction of passengers at a train station in Edo State.
Gunmen on Saturday kidnapped 32 passengers at a train station in Igueben local government area of the state.
The state government said on Sunday one of the suspected attackers had been arrested by the police.
In a chat with journalists, the Managing Director of NRC, Fidet Okhiria, said the train services have not been suspended contrary to reports in several quarters.
He said: “The attack on the train passengers has not disrupted operations at the station.
“Let me assure Nigerians that the corporation is working hard to ensure the safety of passengers.”
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