- The terrorists who attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train released some of their captives more than 100 days later
- Seven people were killed on Rescued Saturday, July 9, including Sadiq Ango Abdullahi, Muhammad Paki, Bosede Rotimi and others
- Malam Tukur Mamu, one of Sheikh Ahmad Gumi’s chief negotiators and media adviser, said he facilitated the release of the victims
The terrorists who attacked the AK9 train bound for Abuja-Kaduna on March 28 have others seven hostages in their custody released after more than 100 days of captivity in the forest.
Malam Tukur Mamu, one of Sheikh Ahmad Gumi’s chief negotiators and media adviser, made the announcement on Saturday, April 9 July The Punch reported.
Mamu said he successfully negotiated the release of “another seven victims.” Remember that the publisher previously negotiated the release of 11 passengers.
The released were identified as Muhammad Daiyabu Paki, Bosede Olurotimi, Abubakar Zubairu, Alhassan Sule, Sadiq Ango Abdullahi and Aliyu identifies Usman and Muhammad Abuzar Afzal, a Pakistani, Daily Trust reported.
He was quoted as saying:
“I want to reassure the nation that everything accomplished today was initiated and arranged by me single-handedly, with the full support and prayers of my Headmaster, Sheikh Gumi.”
“Therefore, I stress again and again that the government has the power to end the agony of these innocent victims in one day. This is just an individual who sacrificed his life and even his integrity. There is no military solution to the current security debacle in Nigeria. If you genuinely engage these guys, they’ll listen even though they’re nasty with misguided religious beliefs. I have enough evidence to prove they’re listening. It is this power of commitment and sincerity that has led to the release of these seven victims.
“Whatever I do, I need or ask no reward from anyone but Allah and I hope the nation we sacrificed our lives to recognize us.”
Freed victims handed over to the military
Mamu said the released victims had been handed over to the military and were on their way to Kaduna.
He shared how he secured the victims’ release:
“The location they (kidnappers) indicated , is remote, sensitive and risky. Before entering the forest there was a military checkpoint.
“My team was stopped by the soldiers, but when they communicated our mission to the military, they contacted the GCO and he immediately gave them permission to proceed.
“And after the casualties had been successfully evacuated and had traveled more than 40 kilometers through the forest, they were led back to Kaduna at the checkpoint with a military escort.”
Sheikh Gumi’s aide reveals those who infiltrated Kuje Prison < /h2>
On Tuesday evening, July 5, gunmen used explosives to attack the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) correctional facility and over 500 prisoners, including “all Boko Haram suspects” who are said to have fled during the attack.
In a statement Wednesday, July 6, Mamu, who is also editor of the Desert Herald newspaper, said he warned security forces about the danger of an attack informi ert got the correctional facility.