Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
EDO State government says two traditional rulers had been arrested in connection with the Saturday, January 7, abduction of 20 passengers who were waiting to board a train from Igueben Train Station to Warri in Delta State.
This is just as the remaining two victims held hostage have been rescued from their abductors. Besides the arrested traditional rulers, five other suspects are also in custody.
Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Mr Chris Osa Nehikhare, who announced the arrest of the two traditional rulers on Wednesday, however, did not mention their names.
Stonix News recalled tha upon his return to Benin City, the state capital, on Sunday, Governor Godwin Obaseki blamed the Federal Government for not providing adequate security at the train station despite the Abuja- Kaduna train incident during on 2022 inwhich scores of passengers were kidnapped.
Governor Obaseki also blamed the traditional rulers in the locality for not being vigilante enough.
The state government had earlier warned that it would wield the big stick against any traditional ruler who harbours criminal elements in his domain.