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11 victims of Abuja-Kaduna train attack regain their freedom

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Eleven of the 61 people kidnapped in the Abuja-Kaduna train attack on March 28 have regained their freedom.


Six women and five men have regained their freedom and have been transported to Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Mallam Tukur Mamu, the spokesman for the Islamic cleric based in Kaduna, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, who has been involved in the negotiations for the release of the victims, disclosed this information.

He said the victims were released on Saturday afternoon at a forest, and have been flown to Abuja, the nation’s capital.

He further explained that the 11 victims were freed on health grounds in order to enable them undergo urgent medical treatment.

According to Mamu, their names are Jessy John, Amina Ba’aba Mohammed (Gamba), Rashida Yusuf Busari and Hannah Ajewole. Others include Najib Mohammed Daiharu, Gaius Gambo , Hassan Aliyu, Peace A. Boy and Danjuma Sa’idu.

The attack which occurred on March 28 at Dutse forest in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State left eight people killed and 26 others injured while scores of passengers went missing.

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