- Concerned families of the 70 passengers kidnapped by suspected bandits in an attack on the Abuja-Kaduna bound train on Monday March 28 have raised alerts over the mental health of the rescued victims beaten< /li>
- In an interview, the chairmen of the victims’ families asked the federal government to take care of the release of the other passengers in the kidnappers’ cave
- Dr. Abdulfatah Jimoh announced that the remaining victims are not in good condition as they are being seriously disturbed in the forest
The families of the abducted victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train released by the hijackers on Saturday have raised the alarm that the freed victims are mentally unstable, ill, traumatized and still in hospital.
Chairman of The Families of the Victims in Kaduna, Dr. Abdulfatah Jimoh, whose wife was among the 11 victims released by the terrorists, pleaded with the federal government to expedite the negotiation process with the terrorists so that the remaining 50 victims regain their freedom as they are severely traumatized in the forest.’ /p>
However, they credited the federal government and other stakeholders for rescuing 11 of their 61 train passengers, Vanguard reports.
“Today is the 77th day since our loved ones were hijacked on the AK-9 Abuja-Kaduna train, we are here to express our appreciation to God Almighty and to thank Mr. President, the Service Chiefs and other Nigerians for the efforts to secure the release of 11 of our loved ones.
“We say the same, we still have 50 of our loved ones in captivity and we are praying that very soon they will also be released and be with us again v to be united. Those who were released are still being treated in hospital. They had been through a lot of trauma for 77 days, mental trauma, psychological trauma and mental torture. You are mentally unstable. So you’re still recovering. We hope they return to their normal selves very soon.”
Rakiya Lawal Othman speaks
Rakiya Lawal Othman speaks, whose sister was among the eleven, who regained her freedom, is still disturbed because her brother is among the 50 prisoners still in the kidnappers’ lair.
The federal government, she said, should speed up the negotiation process with the terrorists so that any remaining victims can be freed and reunited with their respective families soon.”
“Keep hope alive,” Defense Chief Lucky Irabor tells the families of Kaduna- Access Reef
Abuja-Kaduna Access Reef families have been urged to keep hope alive as the search for the kidnapped victims in the bandit den continues.
This statement was made by Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), Gen. Luck y Irabor, during a live broadcast on the country’s state of security to commemorate the Democracy Day celebration.
While reflecting on the Abuja-Kaduna access reef incident, Irabor stated, that efforts will be made to ensure the release of the 51 kidnapped victims.
Abuja Kaduna Access Reef: What FG should do to ensure the release of kidnapped passengers, Gumi reveals
The renowned Islamic scholar Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has advised the German government to pay ransom to the terrorists who are holding the 62 kidnapped passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna train.
Es was reported to have given this advice during the special prayers organized by the Jama for the victims ‘iyyar Matan Arewa (JMA), on Thursday May 12 in Kaduna.
Meanwhile, on March 28, terrorists had attacked the train, nine pass act killed and 62 more kidnapped.