BRIEF - Terrorists Release Five Abuja-Kaduna Train Passengers


Terrorists have released five of the Abuja-Kaduna train passengers kidnapped on March 28, 2022.

ONIKEWIDE understands that a female and four males were let go days after the terrorists released a disturbing video, torturing some of them.

Daily Trust quoted popular Kaduna-based Publisher, Tukur Mamu as saying that among those released is a medical doctor at the Usman Dan Fodio University Teaching Hospital (UDUS), Sokoto, Prof. Mustapha Umar Imam.

He said other passengers who were released are Akibu Lawal, Abubakar Ahmed Rufai, Muktar Shuaibu and Sidi Aminu Sharif.

Recall that Mamu, who voluntary engaged in negotiating the release of the victims but backed out due to threats to his life, had said that Imam was shot in captivity by the terrorists.

Mamu advised the government to quickly negotiate the release of the remaining victims in captivity due to their current condition.

He also called on the authorities to dialogue with the terrorists, insisting that there is nothing dialogue and negotiation could not achieve.

Also speaking, the victims expressed gratitude to God and thanked Tukur Mamu for the role he had played while negotiating their release.

In a situation where military force cannot work, dialogue would certainly work,” he said.

However, it could not be ascertained yet if a ransom was paid before their release. So far, 37 victims have regained their freedom. The number of those still in captivity now stands at 35.


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