BREAKING: Terrorists release 7 more train passengers, negotiator says | CABLE REPORTERS


The terrorists that attacked the Abuja-Kaduna bound AK9 train on March, 28 have released another set of seven hostages in their custody after more than 100 days in captivity at the forest.

Malam Tukur Mamu, one of the negotiators and media aide to Sheikh Ahmad Gumi disclosed this on Saturday, July 9, The Punch reported. Mamu said he successfully negotiated the release of “another seven victims.” Recall that the publisher had earlier negotiated the release of 11 passengers.

Those released were identified as Muhammad Daiyabu Paki, Bosede Olurotimi, Abubakar Zubairu, Alhassan Sule, Sadiq Ango Abdullahi, Aliyu Usman and Muhammad Abuzar Afzal, a Pakistani,. He was quoted as saying:

I want to assure the nation that everything that was achieved today was singlehandedly initiated and arranged by me with the full support and prayers of my principal, Sheikh Gumi.” 

That is why I keep emphasising that government has the power to end the agony of this innocent victims in one day. This is just one individual that sacrificed his life and even integrity. There is no military solution to the current security debacle in Nigeria. When you sincerely engage these guys, even though wicked with misguided religious beliefs, they are listening. I have sufficient evidence to prove that they do listen. It is this power of engagement and sincerity that resulted to the release of this seven victims.

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