Thursday, August 11, 2022

Seven more Nigeria train attack passengers released on Wednesday

Seven more passengers kidnapped during a March 28 train attack in Kaduna, Nigeria, have been freed after 135 days in captivity, local media outlets report.

The latest release comes a week after five others were freed from custody, and with no communication from, their captors explaining the move.

The newly released people were part of an unknown number of passengers aboard an Abuja-Kaduna train that came under fire on March 28 as it approached the capital of Kaduna State.

With the latest releases over the last week, the number of the original captives freed has now hit 49.

Some two weeks ago, an unverifiable video emerged online reportedly showing bandits beating up some of the passengers to push the Nigerian government to act on their demands.

Passengers often opt to use the Abuja-Kaduna railway line as the highway linking the two states is considered to be one of the deadliest in the West African country.

By Jerry Omondi


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