Pained Families Of Kidnapped Train Victims Visit Lawmakers

Some of the families of the abducted victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train have expressed their desire for much more pressure to be placed on President Muhammadu Buhari’s government in order to be able fast-track the release of most of their loved ones who are still with the bandits.

The unfortunate families had made the demands known as they had visited the House of Representatives for intervention on the release of the remaining 51 in the kidnappers’ den.

Some of the families who were numbering up to ten members related to the kidnapped victims had visited some of  the lawmakers who had moved a motion for their release in Abuja.

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Mr Aminu Othman, a member of the families of the victims, said that the families were in the National Assembly to commend the effort of the lawmakers at ensuring the release of their loved ones. He  also reiterated that the families would continue to plead with the lawmakers at ensuring the release of the kidnapped victims, adding that one of the victims was shot dead on June 28.

“One of our family in captivity has been shot based on the information from the negotiator. We are here to meet the lawmakers to put more pressure on the Federal Government to fasten the release of our people,” he said

Mrs. Maltoda Kabir, another family member, said: “We are pleading again with the House of Reps because the news we are hearing is not favorable.

“Please Nigerians, we need your help. My husband and brothers are with the kidnappers. Nigeria please come to our aid. Imagine people sitting and standing for 94 days in the bush, we are going to 100 now,” she lamented.

Responding, Rep. Bamidele Salam (PDP-Osun) said that the House had earlier moved a motion urging the federal government to do more to facilitate the release of kidnapped Abuja-Kaduna train victims.our fellow citizens are still in captivity”.

Bamidele, while expressing sympathy, said: ” We know how it can be to have children of ages two in captivity, we even have some who are diabetic.”

He said that the negotiator was contacted on June 28 to see what demand the government could meet so they could see if they could grant the government’s request.


Africa Today News, New York

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