Jan 27, 2023

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Only Negotiation Will Secure Release Of Abuja-Kaduna Train Abductees, Released Pregnant Victim – Legit.ng

  • Suspected Ansaru terrorists who bombed the Abuja-Kaduna train and kidnapped dozens of passengers recently released a pregnant passenger for compassionate reasonss
  • < strong> In an interview, the woman called on the federal government to negotiate with the terrorists, as this was the only way to save the lives of others who were still with them
  • The bandits had meanwhile , on March 28th, attacked the train in the Kateri Rijana area of ​​Kaduna after the train tracks were bombed, the Nigerian Railway Corporation confirmed 21 people missing
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    Thamina Mahmood, one of dozens of people kidnapped by Boko Haram fighters who attacked the Abuja-Kaduna railway about two months ago, has opened up about the sad event voiced.

    The woman who appeared in black Muslim clothing and a face Putting on her mask, she stated that the terrorists released her because of her condition.

    In an interview with the Daily Trust, she revealed that only negotiations ensured the safe release of other victims of the kidnapper’s den.

    The position of the pregnant woman has been disclosed

    ” They said what they wanted was from the government. That’s why they used us to get the government’s attention and offer them what they really want.

    Their message is that the government releases their children. So they said, just as they felt sorry for me, the government should also listen to them and free their children and the rest of their people.

    “My appeal to the government is to look into the issue and work to resolve it amicably.”

    When asked, whether they promise to release people from their captivity if the government releases their children, she added:

    “They said our children are with them too and if the government releases their children, they will too free ours, including some vulnerable among those in their captivity, after which they will negotiate with them to find solutions for the rest.”

    The claim for Thamina’s delivery has been clarified

    Thamina, who was previously reported by the media to have been released in captivity, debunked the claim.

    She said:

    “So as you have heard of it, that I was born in captivity, so have I heard the story.

    “I’ll deliver soon; it can be any time because I’m due.”

    Abuja-Kaduna Access Reef: What FG should do to ensure the release of kidnapped passengers, Gumi reveals

    Respected Islamic scholar Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has advised the federal government to pay ransom to the terrorists who are holding the 62 kidnapped passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna train.

    It was reports that he gave this advice during the special prayers organized by the Jama’iyyar Matan Arewa (JMA) on Thursday May 12 in Kaduna for the victims.

    Meanwhile, terrorists had attacked the train on March 28, killing nine passengers and kidnapping 62 others.

    ‘Amaechi Must Go’: Families of kidnapped Kaduna train passengers call for minister’s dismissal

    Concerned families of the 70 passengers killed by suspected bandits at a attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train have demanded the dismissal of the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi.

    It was reported that the families made the call during a briefing with members of the press in Abuja, the country’s capital, with families chanting “Amaechi must go”.


    The families of the victims also criticized the minister for his campaign antics, saying he should work on strategies to save the victims.