FG Keeping Some Secrets About Train Hostages – Minister Reveals

FG Keeping Some Secrets About Train Hostages – Minister Reveals
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The Federal Government of Nigeria has revealed that it cannot reveal some public details about the Abuja-Kaduna train abduction while assuring that it was actually working as hard as it can to secure the release of the kidnapped Abuja-Kaduna train passengers.

More than 40 of the victims are still being held captive by the terrorists who had attacked the train on March 28 this year.

Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo addressed the families of the victims on Monday in Abuja.

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Sambo said the government “has not been sleeping” and was doing its best to free the hostages.

“There are some things you do not say in public, but I want you to give me time.

”Let me resume properly, this will be the first issue I am going to tackle by the grace of God”, NAN quoted him saying.

The minister  had also requested the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the protesters. Sambo gave his word that the ministry would be in constant touch with them for updates.

He disclosed that a Situation Room is to be created to ensure that the families were abreast of government’s efforts.

In another report, about four more kidnapped Abuja-Kaduna Train passengers have been released by terrorists who kidnapped them alongside several others on Monday night.

Three of them were released on Monday, according to a source privy to the negotiations leading to their freedom from terrorists’ den while the fourth person was released about six days ago.

The kidnap victims include Oluwatoyin Ojo, Hassan Lawan, and Pastor Ayodeji Oyewumi, while Mrs Gladys Brumen was earlier released days ago.

Hassan was one of the kidnap victims who spoke in the latest video released by the terrorists on Saturday, where he called on the international community to come to their aid in captivity.

 

Africa Daily News, New York

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