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Abuja-Kaduna train: Abducted passengers’ families protest in Abuja

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A few hours after terrorists released a new video of some passengers kidnapped from the bombed Abuja-Kaduna, the families of the victims led a protest on Wednesday morning in the Federal Capital Territory.

PUNCH Metro reported that this will be the first time the families would be protesting in Abuja since the ill-fated incident.

At least eight passengers were killed, 26 others injured and several others were abducted during the deadly train attack on March 28.

According to the families, the protest was a result of the threat by the terrorists to start killing those in captivity if their demands are not met.

They appealed to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), the service chiefs and international organisations to help secure the release.

As seen in the video released by the terrorists on Wednesday, one of the victims who was identified as Abdul-Muhammad Azil, a Parkistan national working in Nigeria said he was abducted alongside 61 others and they are being treated badly.

Azil appealed to both the Nigerian and Pakistani governments to do the needful for their immediate release.

Another passenger, Muhammed Eyebo, also called on the “government of Kaduna state, the federal government of Nigeria and the entire human rights groups to assist us and ensure that the demands of our abductors are met.”

Eyebo, in the video, revealed that the “kidnappers said unless their demands are met, nobody will leave alive.”

According to the victim, the kidnappers “accused the government of not fulfilling its promises and they say some of their children have been abducted by the Nigeria army.

He added that “they are demanding they be released in five days before they consider releasing any passengers.”

As of the time of filing this report, the government is yet to comment on the latest development.