Five hostages who were taken on March 28 aboard an Abuja-Kaduna train have been freed by terrorists.
Security agencies are yet to confirm the development, but a member of the negotiating team, Tukur Mamu told journalists that the victims were released on Tuesday, August 2nd.
He gave the names of the five released hostages as Names of the five victims as Professor Mustapha Umar Imam, who is medical at Usman Dan Fodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Akibu Lawal, Abubakar Ahmed Rufai Mukthar Shu’aibu and Sidi Aminu Sharif.
He said that he played a prominent role in the release of the train victims, stated he has backed out due to threats to his life, personal integrity and lack of support from the Federal Government.
It is however not clear if any money was paid to the terrorists to release their abducted victims.
Gunmen had on March 28 blown up the rail track, killing some and abducting scores of passengers, a situation that called for serious concern about the safety of the nation’s trains.
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