Kaduna Train Abduction: Why bandits hold captives after FG released 30 imprisoned terrorists — Sources

The Federal Government is upset that many victims of the Abuja-Kaduna-bound train attack in March this year are still being kept by terrorists who kidnapped them, multiple sources have said. The FG’s discomfort stems from the terrorists’ failure to honour the swap deal they allegedly entered into with it over the release of the train attack captives. According to reports, the government’s anger followed the refusal of the abductors to release all the train attack victims after it had freed no fewer than 30 imprisoned terrorists the bandits had requested…

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Kaduna Train Attack: “I’m withdrawing as one-man Army hostage negotiator for kidnap victims 

…Alleges non-govt. support The publisher of a Kaduna-based newspaper, Tukur Mamu, has given reasons he will withdraw from negotiating the release of kidnap victims in the Abuja-Kaduna-bound train attack. Tukur Mamu spoke during a chat on a television programme yesterday. Mamu had helped in negotiating the release of 11 hostages who were abducted from the Kaduna-bound train that was attacked by gunmen in March. He also helped to secure the release of additional seven hostages in July. Mamu also said that he declared his withdrawal from the hostage negotiations nearly…

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Kaduna Train Attack: ‘Terrorists have spies all over Nigeria’ – Freed victim

…Says FG should take them seriously One of the released hostages of Kaduna-Abuja train attack, Professor Mustapha Umar Imam, has said that the terrorists that abducted them on March, 28 are organised and have spies all over the country. Imam, who was one of the five freed victims, spoke in a video broadcast yesterday, adding that the terrorists deliberated and planned the attacks they would launch and succeed. He also said their abductors talked about classified information about the country, which confirmed that they have moles working for them across…

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Kaduna Train Attack: Terrorists free five more passengers

Five of the passengers abducted during an attack on an Abuja-Kaduna-bound train have regained their freedom. Recall that the train was attacked on March 28, this year, with several passengers killed while others sustained injuries. The Publisher of a Kaduna-based newspaper and Media Consultant to controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, Tukur Mamu, who withdrew as one of the negotiators, confirmed the release of the five hostages yesterday. He gave the names of the five released hostages as Professor Mustapha Umar Imam, who is medical at Usman Dan Fodio University…

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Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack: Nigerian soldiers busted for sharing in N100m ransom paid for released passenger

Some Nigerian soldiers have reportedly been busted for taking cuts in the N100m ransom paid by one of the passengers seized by bandits who intercepted a Kaduna-bound train on March 28.  Deji Oyewunmi, a manager at Iris Smart Technologies, an Immigration contractor in charge of international passport printing and distribution, was one of the three victims released on Monday by armed groups after allegedly paying N100 million as ransom.  It was unclear how much the other victims paid, but one of them said the Buhari administration had no input in…

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Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack: Terrorists ‘release’ four kidnapped victims after 119 days in captivity

The abductors of Abuja-Kaduna-bound train kidnapped victims have released four persons from the remaining 43 in their custody. The passengers, who were among dozens of persons kidnapped on March 28, were released from captivity yesterday. Tukur Mamu (aide to the Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi,) who has been involved in negotiations for the release of the captives, confirmed the development. This came hours after a video of the captives being flogged surfaced online. Recall that the terrorists had on Sunday, flogged the 43 victims, and threatened to kidnap President Muhammad…

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Abuja-Kaduna Train Abduction: Terrorists threaten to kidnap President Buhari, el-Rufa’i

…Flog abducted passengers The terrorist group who abducted over 60 passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna-bound train on March 28 have threatened to kidnap President Muhammadu Buhari. The terrorists made this revelation via a fresh video. In the new viral video, the terrorists could be seen flogging some of their captives. This threat is coming a few weeks after the convoy of President Muhammadu Buhari was attacked in Katsina State. Recall that the convoy of an advance team of the number one citizen was attacked on its way to the president’s hometown…

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Insecurity: Terrorists threaten to kidnap Buhari, el’Rufai, kill Abuja-Kaduna train victims in fresh video

The terrorist group who abducted over 60 passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna-bound train on March 28 have threatened to kidnap President Muhammadu Buhari. The terrorists made this revelation via a fresh video. In the video, the terrorists could be seen flogging some of their captives. This threat is coming a few weeks after the convoy of President Muhammadu Buhari was attacked in Katsina State. Recall that the convoy of an advance team of the number one citizen was attacked on its way to the president’s hometown of Daura ahead of Sallah.…

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Terrorists demand N4.3bn to free 43 other Kaduna train passengers – Report

The terrorists, who abducted passengers of Abuja-Kaduna-bound train on March 28, are demanding a N100 million ransom for each of the 43 persons still in captivity. The terrorists had collected N800 million as ransom payment from seven abductees they freed last week, with six of the victims paying N100 million each and the only Pakistani among them paying an equivalent of N200 million in dollars. According to reports, the demand was communicated to the families of the hostages last week. This is coming five days after the alleged masterminds of…

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Terrorists free seven more Kaduna train passengers

Terrorists, who abducted passengers of the Abuja- Kaduna-bound train after the attack on March 28, have released seven more persons. One of the negotiators and Media consultant to Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, Tukur Mamu, disclosed this yesterday. He said through his singular efforts, he successfully negotiated the release of “another seven victims”. Recall that more than 100 days ago, terrorists attacked the train and abducted scores of passengers while many were killed during that attack. The terrorists had demanded the release of their children in security custody as part…

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