Terrorists free four more abducted train passengers


Another set of four of the remaining 32 abducted train passengers have been freed by their captors.
The four released victims which include a 90 year old woman and her 53 year old daughter were released on Friday.
Their released was confirmed in a statement on Friday by Tukur Mamu, a media consultant to Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, a Kaduna based Islamic cleric.
Mamu had been in the fore front for mediating for the released of the victims before he later withdrew.
“I can confirm that earlier on Friday, four additional victims of the train attack were released by their abductors.
“The four released victims just left my office. They said they came collectively to thank me for the past efforts I made to mediate on their behalf and for convincing their abductors to drop the threats of executing them and to plead for all stakeholders especially the federal government to intensify efforts as the condition of the remaining 23 victims they left at the forest is pathetic”, the statement said.
Mamu said, among those released were, “the oldest victim, a grandmother, Mama Halimatu Atta, 90 years old and her daughter, 53 year old married woman, Adama Atta Aliyu.”
He others include Mohammed Sani Abdulmaji (M.S Ustaz) and a Sokoto indigene, Alhaji Modin Modi Bodinga.
Mamu also called on the federal government and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), to take urgent steps to ensure the released of a 21 year girl, Azurfa Lois John, as one of the top commander of the terrorists is planning to marry her any moment.
“This is to alert the federal government and especially the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) that I can confirm through credible information at my disposal that if urgent action is not taken to immediately secure the release of the youngest victim of the train attack, a 21 year old Azurfa Lois John, the abductors as they have done in the case of Leah Sharibu, are planning to marry her any moment from now.
“One of the top commanders is said to be in love with her. This important information should be treated with the urgency it deserves”, Mamu said.
He said further that, “Even though I know that releasing this information will not only unsettle her immediate family and loved ones, but Nigerians as a whole, it is necessary to do so to avoid the repeat of Leah Sharibu’s case.
” I advise CAN in particular not to politicised this issue or reduce it to mere press releases as I have seen in the past but to work closely with relevant authorities to engage the abductors on her case as soon as possible before it is late.
“I pray that in view of the uncertainties which is becoming alarming, the federal government will also act very fast to ensure the release of all the remaining victims”.
With the release of the four victims, 28, other victims are still being held by the terrorist.
On March 28, the terrorist attacked an Abuja-Kaduna bound passenger train, killing eight people while abducting 62 passengers. Several other passengers also sustained injuries during the attack.


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