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Terrorists release 11 kidnapped victims from train attack in northwest Nigeria

‘Six females and five males’ freed, says negotiator

Olarewaju Kola   | 12.06.2022
Terrorists release 11 kidnapped victims from train attack in northwest Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria

Eleven of 61 passengers have been released after they were abducted by terrorists more than two months ago in a train attack in northwest Kaduna State in Nigeria, officials said Saturday.

Spokesman for the negotiator, Tukur Mamu, said, “six females and five males” were freed after being abducted March 28 on a Abuja-Kaduna bound passenger train.

The release came after intense negotiations led by one of the leading Islamic clerics in the country, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, and the terrorists.

At least eight passengers were killed and 22 injured in the attack on the train headed to the Kaduna terminal.


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