An attempt by suspected herdsmen to attack the railway station in Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State on Friday met fierce resistance from the members of the community’s vigilante.
It was gathered that the gunmen retreated after being overpowered in a gun duel by the vigilante team who were patrolling the area at the time of the attack.
According to sources in the area, no casualty was recorded adding that the gunmen vanished into the bush after being chased away by the vigilante.
Following the incident, the was palpable panic among residents of the community as well as speculations that armed men were suspected herdsmen
The Police Public Relations Officer of the State command, Mr Bright Edafe urged the people to remain calm adding that said there was no cause for fear.
According to him, “There were suspected hoodlums around the train station and the vigilante chased them out of the place, but nobody was arrested.
“The train station and the route to the train station are very safe because the Divisional Police Officer and his men always patrol the area and they always go there to escort passengers from the rail station.”