The Edo state government said two more victims of the Edo train Kidnap have been rescued by a joint team of military, police, local vigilante and hunters.
It added that the police officer that died during the rescue of a kidnapped magistrate, Michael Adams, did not die of gunshots but of undisclosed natural causes after the rescue operation.
Addressing journalists in Benin City, Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare, said the two were rescued early Thursday morning, adding that the state government in conjunction with the security agents in the state are putting heads together to ensure the remaining nine in captivity are released.
On the rescued Magistrate, Nekhihare, said Magistrate, Mrs Precious Aigbonoga, was rescued by a combined team of security agents in collaboration with vigilantes and hunters in the state.
According to him, “Mrs Aigbonoga was rescued unhurt but unfortunately, one of the policemen, DSP Michael Adams, involved in the rescued operation died of natural causes after the operation. He wasn’t felled by a bullet.
“Also the state deputy governor and Directors of all the security agents have paid a condolence visit to the widow and children of the deceased.”