At least eleven of the passengers aboard the doomed Abuja-Kaduna train in March had regained their freedom.
After intense negotiations, the captives were liberated after spending more than 70 days in the captors’ lair.
Saturday saw the release of six female prisoners and five male prisoners,
The agreement that led to their release was mediated by Tukur Mamu, the publisher of Desert Herald.
The Freed captives’ names:
- Amina Ba’aba Mohammed
- Rashida Yusuf Busari
- Jessey John
- Hannah Ajewole
- Amina Jibril
- Najib Mohammed Dahiru
- Hassan Aliyu
- Peace A. Boy
- Danjuma Sa’idu
- Gaius Gambo
Mamu, who had not revealed the identity of the eleventh passenger as of the time of this report, stated that President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chief of Defence Staff, and other security services should be praised for their participation in the release.
Sheikh Ahmad Gumi also played a vital role behind the scenes, he noted.
“He was involved from the moment I began working. In fact, I accepted the position in response to his directions. Gumi prepared and coordinated even the final details of how and where the victims would be transported to safety, according to the witness.
Previously, the kidnappers requested the release of eight of their alleged children who were in the hands of the federal government.