By Chinelo Obogo
Terrorists have released three victims, two males and one female, from those were kidnapped from the Abuja-Kaduna train, Daily Sun has learned.
The victims were released by 11am on Monday at a location inside the forest along the Kaduna – Abuja highway and were picked up by their relatives. Daily Sun could not confirm if any ransom payment was made for their release
On March 28, 2022, terrorists attacked a train going to Kaduna from Abuja, killed eight people, injured many, and kidnapped over 60 persons. Eleven of 61 remaining victims were released following negotiation in June.
Thereafter, the Nigeria Railway Corporation temporarily suspended activities and President Muhammadu Buhari directed security agencies to rescue the victims.
However, a video was released in the early hours of Sunday, showing the kidnapped passengers sitting on the floor, and surrounded by their kidnappers who were brutalising them. The terrorists also threatend to kidnap high profile persons but the presidency reacted to the threat hours after, accusing the terrorists of using propaganda to compel the government to yield to their demands.
In a statement, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said security forces are not helpless in stemming the tide of insecurity confronting the country.
As Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Shehu said President Muhammadu Buhari has been supporting security agencies by boosting their morale and providing the needed equipment.
He said, “The Presidency, in the meantime wishes to reassure the public that the President has done all, and even more than what is expected of him as Commander-in-Chief by way of morale, material and equipment support to the military and expects nothing short of good results in the immediate.”