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#AK9Train: Relative Confirms Release Of 11 More Kidnap Victims

A relative of some of the kidnapped passengers on the Abuja-Kaduna train confirmed to HumAngle that 11 more captives have been released.

 A relative to some of the abducted passengers on the Abuja-Kaduna train has confirmed that the terrorists released 11 more victims on Saturday, June 11, 2022, as negotiations between the terrorists and the federal government continue.

According to Abdulfatai Jimoh, chairman of the association of the abducted victims’ relatives, they have received news of their release but are yet to see them.

Jimoh expressed his delight at the new development, saying he hoped to see the remaining victims, including his wife who was not among those freed, released in a matter of hours.

“We believe the rest of them will be released in a matter of hours. My sister inlaw, Rashida, has been released. We are yet to see them though. We are very happy,” he told HumAngle. 

On March 28, 2022, terrorists attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train, killing nine passengers and kidnapping over 60 more.

The terrorists later released a series of videos demanding that the federal government release their children and colleagues before they would release their victims.

Earlier, on April 7, Alwan Ali-Hassan, the Managing Director of the Bank of Agriculture, was released after a week in captivity due to ill health.

The terrorists also released a pregnant woman, whom they claimed they did out of sympathy, bringing the total number of released victims to 13.
On May 24, HumAngle reported that the terror group gave an ultimatum of seven days for their own (terrorists’) children, allegedly held by the government in an orphanage, to be released.

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Aliyu Dahiru

Aliyu is an Assistant Editor at HumAngle and Head of the Radicalism and Extremism Desk. He has years of experience researching misinformation and influence operations. He is passionate about analysing jihadism in Africa and has published several articles on the topic. His work has been featured in various local and international publications.

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