The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced the closure of Ekehen Station in Edo State till further notice.
NRC said the decision became necessary following rising security challenges.
A public announcement by the NRC posted on the passengers’ WhatsApp Group said the closure was “till further notice.”
The announcement reads, “Public Announcement: This is to inform our general public and most especially our esteemed passengers, that Ekehen Station has been temporarily closed due to security issues, till further notice.”
Another notice reads, “Due to the incident at Ekehen station on Saturday, WITS 01/ 02 will no longer stop at Ekehen Station. Please advise our customers.”
This is coming after gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Saturday evening abducted many passengers waiting to board a train from the Igueben station in Igueben Local Government Area of Edo State to Warri in Delta State, while many others sustained injuries.
The Spokesperson for Edo State Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the incident in a statement.