The bandits, who attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train, are demanding the release of 16 top commanders and sponsors in government custody in exchange for the release of the over 100 individuals abducted from the derailed train on March 28, 2022.
Dependable security sources said the bandits carried out the violent attack on the train just to abduct passengers who could be used to bargain for the release of their Commanders and sponsors in detention.
According to reports gathered on Monday, the arrest of the suspects had severely hampered the deadly activities of the bandits who are collaborating with the Boko Haram terrorist group to unleash attacks across the country.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation said it was unable to establish contact with 163 passengers and seven crew members who boarded the train.
On Monday, multiple sources explained that the bandits in their ongoing negotiations with the Federal Government were demanding prisoners’ exchange.