The twenty three remaining persons held by terrorists after the March 28, 2022 attack on an Abuja–Kaduna train at Katari, Kaduna State, Nigeria, have been released.
This was made known by the Secretary of the Chief of Defence Staff Action Committee, Usman Yusuf.
He said the released hostages who were kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists are safe and secure in the custody of the committee.
His statement read: ”I am pleased to announce to the nation and the world that at 1600Hrs. (4:00pm) today, Wednesday 5-10-2022, the seven-man Presidential Committee assembled by the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), General L E O Irabor, secured the release and took custody of all the 23 remaining passengers held hostage by Boko Haram Terrorists following the attack on the Abuja to Kaduna train on 28-3-2022.”
“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. All sister Security Agencies and the Federal Ministry of Transportation contributed immensely to this Operation.”
He further said “The unwavering support of the President and Commander in Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR is what made it all possible.”
“Members of this Committee are grateful for the rare honour and privilege to be part of this Humanitarian Operation. May God Almighty Heal Our Wounds and Bring Peace to Our Land.”
You would recall that Boko Haram insurgents attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train on March 28 and abducted over 100 passengers and killed some others.