Eighty-five days after passengers on the Abuja-Kaduna train were attacked, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered security and intelligence agencies to secure their release.
News reports that passengers travelling from Abuja to Kaduna by rail were attacked by gunmen who killed about eight persons with scores injured while over 60 others were kidnapped on March 28, 2022.
In a statement via his official Twitter handle, Buhari said all hostages still held by the terrorist must be rescued and returned to their families alive.
The president directed the security and intelligence agencies to scale up and speed up efforts to secure the safe release of all the remaining abducted Abuja-Kaduna train passengers, saying that his directive is very clear and that all hostages must be brought home ALIVE, and as soon as possible.
He then welcome the safe return of the recently released passengers, to their families and loved ones.
Moreover, President Buhari reiterated his solemn pledge to the families of those still in captivity that he will not relent until every single hostage is safely back home with their families.