Some Abducted Passengers of Kaduna-bound train attack have regained their freedom.
The captives were released by the terrorists, who had held them hostage for 74 days, on Saturday, Daily Trust reports.
Recall that the rampaging terrorists had bombed a section of the rail track on March 28, 2022, causing the train to derail.
They subsequently opened fire on the passengers, killing nine and abducting 62, including children and the elderly.
Among those released on Saturday are six females and five male captives following intense negotiations.
The Publisher of Desert Herald, Tukur Mamu, who served as a mediator, confirmed the development.
He said his sources confided in him that the terrorists released the male captives on health grounds, adding that the women were among the vulnerable in captivity.
“It was expected initially that all the abducted women will be released in the first batch while negotiations for the release of the remaining victims will continue but the abductors had cut down the number of women they initially agreed to release because the Nigerian Government had demanded that they include those with life threatening injuries among the released.” he said
Since the incident, the terrorists had released two people, one of them, the Managing Director of Bank of Agriculture Alwan Hassan, who was said to have paid about N100million and a pregnant woman, who was reportedly released on compassionate ground.
Earlier, the abductors had demanded the release of eight of their children said to have been in the custody of the Federal Government.
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