The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Bank of Agriculture (BOA), Alwan Hassan has been released by his abductors.
Hassan who was abducted in the ill fated Abuja-Kaduna train last week was released on Wednesday
In a video released by his abductors and flanked by the kidnappers, the Bank of Industry executive confirmed that he was released due to his age.
He advised the government to negotiate with the terrorists as many of the captives were in bad shape.
The terrorists in same video advised the government to negotiate with them “before turning the camp to an abbatoir”.
They confirmed that they responsible for the attack on the Abuja- Kaduna train and they are allowing that man to go because of his age and the spirit of Ramadan.
They added that they are not doing this for financial gain and that the Government knows what they want.
Hassan also begged Govt to listen to them as those in captivity do need attention.
Recall that the managing director had called his family few days after his abduction as a proof that he was still alive, urging them to be steadfast and not worry much.
It has been speculated in some quarters that a ransom of N100m was paid for Alwan Hassan’s release.