The victims with the lead negotiator between the federal government and terrorist, Tukur Mamu. Photo: Adamu Yusuf
Seven more abducted passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack have been released by their captors.
Former lead negotiator between the Federal Government and terrorists, Tukur Mamu in an interview says the victims were released today (Saturday).
Tukur Mamu explained that the family of the abductees prevailed on him to rescind his earlier decision on quitting his role as lead negotiator since the terrorists believed in him.
“…those released today (Saturday) include; Bosede Olurotimi, Abubakar Zubairu, Alhassan Sule, Sadiq Ango Abdullahi, Muhammad Daiyabu Paki, Aliyu Usman and the only foreign national of Pakistani origin, Dr Muhammad Abuzar Afzal”.
“The location they (abductors) gave is remote, sensitive and risky. There was a military checkpoint before penetrating the forest. My team was stopped by the soldiers but when they told the military our mission, the GOC was contacted and he immediately gave approval”, the former lead negotiator said.
Mamu also explained that the victims traveled through over 40 kilometres in the forest, and were given a military escort back to Kaduna.
Reporting by Adamu Yusuf; editing by Muzha Kucha