The authorities in Edo state in southern Nigeria say the last two hostages from a group of people who were kidnapped from a train station in the state almost two weeks ago have now been released.

Seven suspects, including two village chiefs, have also been arrested and are currently in police custody.

Twenty people were kidnapped from the Igueben train station by armed men on 7 January.

Six victims were freed within 48 hours, and a further 12 victims were rescued by security services and armed vigilantes over the weekend in a separate rescue operation.

Kidnapping for ransom is common across Nigerian roads and there are concerns that criminals are starting to target the country’s railways.

Source:bbc.com

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