Less than 24 hours after terrorists posted a terrifying video showing the Abuja Kaduna train victims, the terrorists have released three passengers in their custody.
The terrorists had also threatened to abduct the President, Muhammadu Buhari and the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, senators, and other government officials, and make them sit on the grass (forest) the way those taken hostages were currently seated.
The victims were released inside a forest along the Kaduna- Abuja highway and have been reunited with their families.
They however maintained that the government played no part in their release. A member of the family who spoke to InfactNG said the family sold all their houses, borrowed money from the banks to raise the ransom.
“ A family friend was among the three people released by the train bandits today. The family parted with two hundred thousand dollars contrary to the nonsense you have been hearing in the major news media.
“ Going by the current rate, that’s a whopping hundred and thirty million naira. Cars sold, lands sold, uncompleted and completed buildings sold. Savings emptied, loans taken just to feed the monster of bandits created by the crop of people we call government,” he said.