Kaduna Train Attack: How Gumi secured release of seven more abducted passengers

Disturbed by the gory videos images of four children of the same family viewed in the last video released by the attackers of the Abuja-Kaduna bound train, Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Gumi, has reached out to the abductors consistently and pleaded with them to consider the release of the poor children and their innocent parents.

Recall that a train heading from Abuja to Kaduna was attacked by terrorists who opened fire on 362 passengers on board, killing eight persons and whisking away an unspecified number of people on March 28.

This is contained in a statement by the publisher of a Kaduna-based newspaper and media consultant to a controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, Tukur Mamu, yesterday, shortly after the news of the release broke out.

Recall that the terrorists, according to reports yesterday, released seven abducted passengers including a family of six and a woman.

The identities of the released family of six are Abubakar Idris Garba, his wife, Maryam Abubakar Bobo, and their eldest son, Ibrahim Abubakar Garba, who’s 10 years old. Others include Fatima Abubakar Garba (7), Imran Abubakar Garba (5), and youngest Zainab Abubakar Garba, who is only one and half years old.

Also, a 60-year-old woman, Hajiya A’isha Hassan, who was said to have been released due to life-threatening health challenges that deteriorated recently.

The development comes a few weeks after the terrorists released another seven abducted passengers including Sadiq Ango Abdullahi, the son of the chairman of Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Ango Abdullahi.

Although Tukur Mamu, Publisher of a Kaduna-based newspaper and Media Consultant to a controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, withdrew as one of the negotiators, he confirmed the release of the seven hostages to journalists in Kaduna.

Mamu said the seven were released following the intervention of his principal, Gumi.

Recall that a train heading from Abuja to Kaduna was attacked by terrorists who opened fire on 362 passengers on board, killing eight persons and whisking away an unspecified number of people on March 28.

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