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KIDNAPPED OWA-OYIBU RAILWAY STATION STAFF REGAIN FREEDOM

May 31, 2023

KIDNAPPED OWA-OYIBU RAILWAY STATION STAFF REGAIN FREEDOM
By Sunday Memeh
The two abducted staff of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, (NRC), Owa-Oyibu Station kidnapped by unknown gunmen at the Abavo-Oyibu Junction, on Thursday, May 18 2023 have been released.
The kidnapped victims who were identified as, Mr. Giwa Mohammed, a native of Offa in Kwara State, an Officer at the Store and the Procurement Department, while the other, Mr. Peter Osazuwa, an indigene of Edo State, attached to the Operation and Commercial Department in the Warri-Itakpe Train Service, (WITS), Owa-Oyibu Office in Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State.

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Speaking with Ika Weekly Newspaper Reporter during his visit to the Railway Station at Owa-Oyibu Community, the NRC Public Relations Officer, (PRO), Mr. Olanrenwaju Oke, said the above mentioned two of the company staff had gone to the town to buy some food stuffs when on their way back from the market when they were kidnapped at the junction of Abavo and Owa-Oyibu Communities.

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According to him, “Peter Osazuwa and Giwa Mohammed were both in a private car when the kidnappers attacked them, saying that the most annoying aspect of it is that the kidnappers did not only abduct them, but sprayed their vehicle with bullets.
“We were very much happy and grateful to the Almighty God when we were informed on the night of Wednesday, May 25th 2023, that the y our kidnapped colleagues have been set free by the kidnappers,” he said.
Speaking with Ika Weekly Newspaper Reporter a lady who gave her name as Grace Okoh said they had at several times in the past appealed to the Management of the NRC to try as much as they can to deploy some soldiers to the junction of Abavo/Owa-Oyibu Communities where the two of the company staff were recently kidnapped.
Another person who spoke commended the Vigilante Group members from Owa and Abavo Communities whom he said have always secured the area. He then urged them to continue the good work.
Continuing he advised the company to deploy soldiers in their company to the areas to where the hoodlums normally lay ambush for people, as according to him, it is the only way the issue of kidnapping can be overcome.

Reported by Sunday Memeh

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