- All the innocent passengers kidnapped on the ill-fated Kaduna train in March have now secured their freedom
- This is as a committee set up by the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), General L E O Irabor, said the remaining 23 victims have been freed
- The committee, according to its secretary, Professor Usman Yusuf, added that it has also taken custody of all the freed victims
Professor Usman Yusuf, the secretary of the Chief of Defense Staff Action Committee (CDSAC) made this known in a statement made available to Legit.ng on Wednesday, October 5.
He added that the committee has also taken custody of all the freed victims.
"The nation owes a debt of gratitude to the Nigerian Military under the leadership of the CDS who conceived and guided the operation from start to finish.
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"All sister Security Agencies and the Federal Ministry of Transportation contributed immensely to this Operation," Yusuf said.
Buhari's support made the release possible - Yusuf
The CDSAC secretary also said that President Muhammadu Buhari's "unwavering support" made the victims' release possible.
He also mentioned that members of the committee are grateful for the rare honour and privilege of being part of the humanitarian operation.
"May God Almighty Heal Our Wounds and Bring Peace to Our Land," the scribe prayed.
The Kaduna train attack
Boko Haram terrorists bombed and attacked a train in Kaduna, northwest Nigeria, on March 28, 2022.
The gunmen blew up the tracks and assaulted the train travelling between the capital Abuja and Kaduna, killing eight people and kidnapping dozens in one of the most high-profile attacks in 2022.
The terrorists had been releasing the kidnapped victims in batches before the final batch secured their freedom.
Adedayo, @roboskechy, said:
"So happy for them and their families. No matter what people say this is victory. Just imagine YOU in such a situation."
Nwachinamelu, @Patgalaxya, said:
"Thank God they finally regained their freedom, I must thank whoever facilitated their release even though it was left lingering for too long."
Daniel Jackson, @DanielJ06137155, said:
"The greatest news ever."
Ọláwùmí, @horlharwhummhy, said:
"Good to hear that. Sure their families will be glad to reunite with them."
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the lawmaker who represented Kaduna central senatorial district in the eighth Senate, Shehu Sani, said that nature has taken over the train station on the Abuja-Kaduna railway track months after the area was abandoned due to terrorists' attack.
In a tweet posted on Sunday, September 25, the former lawmaker said that he visited one of the stations and realised that since the trains stopped functioning after Monday, March 28, attack by terrorists, grasses have started growing there.
The former lawmaker also listed some of the animals including cats and lizards that have taken over the affairs of the station.