CITIZENS COMPASS– FEW hours after protests were held at the headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Transportation in Abuja, the abductors of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack have released three more victims.
The protesters blocked entrance to the ministry and barred staff from entry.
Recall that the terrorists abducted the passengers after attacking a Kaduna-bound train from Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, on March 28, 2022.
The three victims, consisting two males and a female were released at about 11am after three months in captivity.
The protest coma 24 hours after the terrorist released a video where they threatened to kill some of the victims and sell others as slaves if their demands were not met.
The protesters converged on the ministry’s gate on Monday and barred staff from entry.
They asked the government to secure the release of their relatives held captive by bandits.
It was learnt that they were released inside the forest along the Kaduna – Abuja highway from where they were picked up by their relatives.
So far, 22 victims have regained their freedom.
It could not be ascertained if any money was paid to the terrorists to release their abducted victims.
With the release of the three victims, the number of those still in captivity now remains at 40.
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 train.
Worried about the situation, the Nigeria Railway Corporation temporarily suspended activities, with President Muhammadu Buhari directing security agencies to rescue the victims.