Train Attack: 41 Women, 22 Men, 5 Kids Held By Terrorists

Train Attack: 41 Women, 22 Men, 5 Kids Held By Terrorists
Train Attack: 41 Women, 22 Men, 5 Kids Held By Terrorists

The terrorist organisation that kidnapped passengers from the scene of the March 28 train incident had at least 68 members.

The armed group sabotaged the rail track, prompting the train to derail, following which they opened fire on passengers.

Some passengers were slain, while others were kidnapped, before security personnel arrived.

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) announced a week after the incident that it couldn’t account for 146 passengers in an update.

However, Mr Alwan Hassan, the Managing Director of the Bank of Agriculture (BOA), who was freed by the gang last Wednesday, disclosed the names of the prisoners while narrating his story.

Hassan, briefed family members, the Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, and families of other abductees about the abductees and his own suffering in the hands of the kidnappers in separate briefings.

Shauntv attempt to speak with him directly was fruitless, as he denied an instant interview when our reporters paid him a visit on Friday.

However, a family member of one of the abducted people said that the BOA managing director told them that the captives were forced to journey for five days, stopping at transit camps along the way, before arriving at the assailants’ main camp at Shiroro Local Government Area in Niger State.

He was alleged to have recognised many of the abductees by name based on photographs provided by their relatives, but that several of the abductees had gunshot wounds.

Hassan informed the visiting family members that all of the prisoners were in good health and that the assailants’ medics were treating all of the wounded.