March 29, 2023

It was reported that seven more abducted victims of the March 28 train attack in Kaduna state have regained their freedom.Their release happened on Wednesday morning after spending 135 days in the custody of the terrorists.

A member of the negotiating team, Tukur Mamu said six of the released hostages are members of the same family, which include a couple and their four children.The father of the four kids, Abubakar, is the son of a former Military Administrator of Kano and Benue States, Major General Chris Garba, and also a staff of the National Assembly Commission.

A 60-year-old woman , one Hajia Aisha Hassan was also released who was said to have been freed due to life-threatening health challenges that deteriorated recently.

The names of the six family members that were released are Abubakar Idris Garba who is the father of the four kids, his wife Maryama Abubakar Bobbo and their eldest son, Ibrahim Abubakar Garba who is 10 years old.

Others are Fatima Abubakar Garba, 7 years, Imran Abubakar Garba, 5 years old and youngest Zainab Abubakar Garba who is only one and half years.

42 victims have regained their freedom so far as the number of those still in captivity now stands at 35.

Although the ransom paid for the current released hostages was revealed.

Marvelous Ogidi

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