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 Ungoverned Areas: Ansaru terrorists marry girls to spread ideology

In a bid to spread their radical ideologies and have a stronghold among the locals, Ansaru terrorists are now marrying indigenous girls in Birnin-Gwari communities of Kaduna State. It was learnt that such marriages were held on Tuesday at the Old Kuyello community.  A don, who spoke to newsmen, noted that the marriages were methods of getting more followers and those that will adopt their radical ideology. This is just as a member representing Birnin-Gwari and Giwa constituency in the House of Representatives, Shehu Balarabe, had appealed to the State…

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Kaduna Escalating Insecurity: Terrorists abduct woman on sick bed in Zaria

Terrorists have abducted a woman from a sick bed in Unguwar-Malamai village, in Kakeyi, Zaria local government area of Kaduna State. Unguwar-Malamai, which is the nearest community to the famous Zaria Dam, is about one kilometre away from the Nigerian Television Authority, (NTA), Zaria. The terrorists, who arrived at the village around midnight yesterday, proceeded straight to the resident of Alhaji Shu’aibu Dallatu and kidnapped his wife. One of the villagers interviewed said, “The bandits arrived purposely to kidnap the head of the household, Shu’aibu Dallatu; because on arrival they…

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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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Sokoto: Terrorists kill 20 in fresh attack, demand petrol to free abducted youths

No fewer than 20 persons were killed when terrorists attacked Duma village in the Tureta local government area of Sokoto State. According to reports, the attackers stormed the village around 8 am on Wednesday and terrorised the locals for several hours unchecked. They reportedly carted away livestock and kidnapped an unspecified number of youths. According to a local, who spoke to newsmen on condition of anonymity, said the bandits, in large numbers, rode into the village on motorcycles carrying sophisticated weapons which they used to kill some of their victims.…

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Just In! Boko Haram attacks military checkpoint along Abuja-Kaduna highway, kills soldiers

Some soldiers were reportedly killed when Boko Haram terrorists raided a military checkpoint around Zuma Rock in Niger State, on Thursday night. The area close to Madalla town is a few meters away from Zuba along the Abuja-Kaduna highway. A source said that the attackers arrived at the spot some minutes after 7pm and opened fire immediately. “They took control of the area for about 30 minutes and kept on shooting before heading towards Kaduna axis of the expressway”, the source said. The terrorists were said to gained entry to…

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Bwari Attack: Nigerian Special Forces retaliate, eliminate 30 terrorists behind attack on presidential guards – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said that troops have eliminated 30 of the terrorists that attacked troops of the 7 Guards Battalion in the Bwari area of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT). The Army’s Director of Defence Media Operations, Bernard Onyeuko disclosed this at the Bi-Weekly news conference on military operations in Abuja yesterday.  The7 Guards Battalion is a unit under the Guards Brigade that is responsible for protecting the president. Recall that the soldiers were ambushed during a routine patrol along the Kubwa-Bwari road on Sunday. Three soldiers of…

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Katsina: Terrorists kill 3, abduct school principal, nursing mother, baby, others

Terrorists in the early hours of Tuesday killed three persons and kidnapped seven others, including a secondary school principal, at Ƴar Tafki and Unguwar Isiyaka villages under Funtua local government area of Katsina State. It was learnt that aside from killing three persons, the assailants abducted the Principal of Government Secondary School, Makera, alongside a 35-yr-old nursing mother and her 17-month-old baby from Ƴar Tafki village and four others from Unguwar Isiyaka village, including the ward head. The source said: “Early this (Tuesday) morning some armed terrorists in large numbers…

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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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