Armed men release four more hostages and threaten to marry the female victim

Terrorists who attacked a Kaduna-bound train in March and kidnapped passengers have freed four more hostages, including a 90-year-old woman. The newspaper’s editor, Tukur Mamu, who previously negotiated the release of some of the victims, confirmed the release to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday. Mamu, in a statement, said the kidnappers also threatened to marry off one of the hostages. The latest release followed the one on August 10, when gunmen released six relatives of a former Kano military administrator, Idris Garba, and another woman. Mamu said a 90-year-old woman, Halimatu Atta, who is the oldest of the hostages, was among those released today. Below is Mr. Gumi’s full statement. I can confirm that earlier on Friday, four additional victims of the train attack were released by their kidnappers. The four released victims just left my office. They said they came collectively to thank me for my efforts in the past to mediate on their behalf and for convincing their kidnappers to drop threats of execution and to plead with all concerned parties, especially the federal government, to step up efforts. as a condition for the rest. 23 victims left in the woods is pathetic. people released Those released on Friday included the oldest victim, a grandmother, Mama Halimatu Atta. She is 90 years old. She also released her daughter, a 53-year-old married woman, Adama Atta Aliyu, (the woman who was bravely shown in the last video protesting and defying her captors and lamenting her failure to secure her release. her). ALSO READ: Attack on the train: Kidnapped victim planned to get married in June – Brother The victim who first suggested my name to the kidnappers, as one of those contacted to mediate between them and the federal government, Mohammed Sani Abdulmaji (MS Ustaz), and an indigenous Sokoto, Alhaji Modin Modi Bodinga, were also released on Friday. A SPECIAL CALL TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (CAN) ON ONE OF THE VICTIMS, 21-YEAR-OLD AZURFA LOIS JOHN This is to alert the federal government and especially the Nigerian Christian Association (CAN) that I can confirm from the reliable information available to me that if urgent steps are not taken to immediately secure the release of the youngest victim of the train attack, Azurfa Lois John, 21, the kidnappers as they have done in the case of Leah Sharibu they plan to marry her anytime from now. people released One of the top commanders is said to be “in love with her”. This important information must be treated with the urgency it deserves. While I know that given such information not only will her immediate family and loved ones be relocated, but Nigerians in general, it is necessary to do so to prevent a repeat of Leah Sharibu’s case. I advise CAN in particular not to politicize this issue or reduce it to mere press releases as I have seen in the past, but to work closely with the relevant authorities to involve the kidnappers in their case as soon as possible before it is afternoon. I pray that, given the uncertainties that are becoming alarming, the federal government will also act very quickly to secure the release of all remaining victims. Mallam Tukur Mamu (Dan Iyan Fika) August 19, 2022 Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Armed men release four more hostages and threaten to marry the female victim