Terrorists: Names Of 11 Freed Abuja Kaduna Train Attack

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Kaduna Rail AttackKidnappers who had detained some victims of the March attack on the Abuja to Kaduna train in northern Nigeria have released 11 hostages.

The spokesman to the cleric acting as a go-between for the government and the attackers, Tukur Mamu, told newsmen that 51 people were still captive.

During the gruesome assault, gunmen planted explosives on the rail line and shot at travelers. At least nine people died and the incident sparked outrage.

The government blamed the attack on a jihadist group working in collaboration with a local militia, known locally as bandits.

Last month the gunmen released a heavily pregnant woman. In a video message circulating on social media, the woman said the abductors told her she had been freed on “compassionate grounds”.

Negotiations continue between the government and the kidnappers to release the remaining captives, Tukur Mamu said.

He described the “daily grief and worry” he feels for the victims of “terrorism and kidnapping” and said his government would continue to seek justice for the families of victims.

However, most of his speech focused on politics and the coming 2023 general elections. Last week suspected Islamic State (ISWAP) group gunmen invaded a Catholic church in the usually peaceful southwestern town of Owo killing at least 40 worshippers.

The names of the 11 released Kaduna-Abuja train victims have been released. Terrorists had abducted over 60 train passengers in March 2022 but released the Managing Director of the Bank of Agriculture a few days later.

Amina Ba’aba Mohammed
Rashida Yusuf Busari
Jessey John
Hannah Ajewole
Amina Jibril
Najib Mohammed Dahiru
Hassan Aliyu
Peace A. Boy
Danjuma Sa’idu
Gaius Gambo

They also released a pregnant woman who was abducted alongside other victims. However, on Saturday 11, 2022, the terrorists released five males and six females whose names were given. One other boy whose name was not released was among those released.

Publisher of Desert Herald, Tukur Mamu, served as a mediator in the deal that led to their release.

 

 


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