From Haruna Tula, Abuja
The remaining 23 victims of the Abuja-Kaduna Train kidnapped have regained their freedom today
Secretary of Chief of Defence Staff Action Committee, Prof Usman Yusuf disclosed this in a statement today Wednesday 5th October, 2022
Yusuf said, the seven-man Presidential Committee assembled by the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), General L E O Irabor, secured the release at 4pm and took custody of all the 23 remaining passengers held hostage by Boko Haram Terrorists following the attack on the Abuja to Kaduna train on 28-3-2022.
The Secretary noted that, the nation owes a debt of gratitude to the Nigerian Military under the leadership of the CDS who conceived and guided the operation from start to finish.
According to him, “All sister Security Agencies and the Federal Ministry of Transportation contributed immensely to this Operation.
The unwavering support of the President and Commander in Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari is what made it all possible. Members of this Committee are grateful for the rare honour and privilege to be part of this Humanitarian Operation. May God Almighty Heal Our Wounds and Bring Peace to Our Land.
The Secretary failed to disclose if Ransome was paid or not, or it was a military operation that led to release of the train victims.