Kaduna train attack: Families raise alarm over hostage murder

Families of the victims of the Kaduna train attack have called on the government to help free the hostages following reports that one of the hostages was shot. The families visited some members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, urging the government to intensify the search for the hostages. Bamidele Salam (PDP, Osun), Manur Soro (APC, Bauchi) and 10 others filed a motion in the full House last week, calling for the release of the hostages. Messrs. Salam and Soro welcomed the families in the national assembly complex in Abuja. Speaking on behalf of the families, the wife of one of the kidnapped victims, Matilda Kabir, said the uncertainty is killing. She said they don’t know who the next victim would be. Ms. Kabir said that for 94 days, families have been in anguish, not knowing the fate of their loved ones. “The news we received this morning is that a person has been shot. We don’t know who’s next. My husband is there. We don’t know if he would be someone else. Nigerians should help. My husband is in captivity. “They have been suffering. Imagine sleeping and standing there for 94 days! Let’s go to the hundred days. Please help us,” she said. Aminu Uthman, whose brother was kidnapped, urged lawmakers to help pressure the government to secure the captives’ release. “We are here to meet with members of the House to continue to advocate for efforts to free our family members due to the news we received this morning that one of the captives was shot. It is terrible news. “We are here to meet with the right people to do the right thing to put more pressure on the federal government and security agencies to do more to free captives. Every second is very important,” she said. Responding, Mr. Bamidele said that the Chamber is involving the relevant authorities in the matter. He assured the families that the government will guarantee the release of the victims. “So while we’re talking to the government, we’re also in talks with the negotiators, the middlemen, who are people who talk directly to these kidnappers and we’re very hopeful that by the grace of God we can get something. tangible in the shortest time possible,” he said. ALSO READ: Kaduna train attack: Timeline of events three weeks after incident without decisive government action Soro also said that they will meet with the Speaker, the Chief of Defense Staff and other security agencies on the matter. terrorist attack On March 28, a group of bandits attacked a train bound for Kaduna and kidnapped several passengers while others were killed. The group recently released 11 of the hostages, a deal facilitated by Kaduna’s controversial Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi. During Ramadan, they released the Director General of the Bank of Agriculture, Alwan Hassan, after the payment of a ransom. The bandits, however, said that he was released on compassionate grounds. Months later, several of the kidnapped passengers remain in captivity. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Kaduna train attack: Families raise alarm over hostage murder