- President Buhari has praised the Army over the safe release of the remaining 23 kidnapped train passengers
- The affected train passengers have been held in captivity by Boko Haram terrorists for over six months ago
- Going further, Buhari said the nation owed the military and all other security and intelligence agencies a debt of gratitude
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday expressed happiness and satisfaction on the release of the remaining 23 kidnapped train passengers held in captivity by Boko Haram terrorists.
The president in a statement on his Facebook page also commended the military as well as other security agencies for its development.
Buhari made this known in a statement signed by the senior special assistant to the president on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled ‘President Buhari welcomes release of train hostages, urges military to sustain momentum.’
Buhari said the nation owed the military and all other security and intelligence agencies a debt of gratitude for the successful conduct of the operation leading to the release of the hostages.
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He added that these agencies had shown outstanding capabilities over this period that the whole world will not fail to take note of.
“This country’s Armed Forces are as good as any. Given needed support and encouragement as we have been doing, there is no task that they cannot accomplish. I commend them for this remarkable outcome."
Sheikh Gumi's man who negotiated Kaduna train hostage release arrested in Cairo on FG's order
Legit.ng previously reported that Mamu was arrested in Cairo, the capital of Egypt on Wednesday, September 7.
He was arrested with his family on their way to Saudi Arabia for lesser hajj and was detained for 24 hours at the Cairo International Airport.
Mamu, who had been reported as the spokesperson of the popular Islamic cleric Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, is being repatriated back to Nigeria.
Kaduna terrorists' negotiator: DSS issues strong statement over Tukur Mamu's detention, gives Key reasons
The outcome of the investigation into some of the activities of Tukur Mamu, the publisher negotiating the release of abducted Kaduna train victims is mind-boggling, the SSS had said.
The secret police in a statement also urged the public to desist from making comments regarding the arrest and detention of Mamu.
According to the SSS, the service will not be distracted from doing its job which is the ultimate protection of the people.