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Gunmen abduct more than 30 in Nigeria

Passengers at a railway station in Nigeria   -  
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Gunmen abducted more than 30 people at a railway station in Nigeria

According to the announcement made on Monday by the police, the attack took place on Saturday night at a railway station in Edo state.

The attackers opened fire before abducting passengers waiting for a train to Warri, further south, according to the authorities.

In March 2022, gunmen blew up a section of railway track between the capital, Abuja, and the northern state of Kaduna, killing eight people and abducting dozens of passengers, who were released in the following months for ransom.

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