Hassan Usman, one of the freed abductees of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack, has reaffirmed his continued support for the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
Usman, a lawyer, and his wife Amina, were among the travellers kidnapped on March 28, 2022, before his release on July 25.
Usman, who was held captive for more than 100 days, was one of the victims seen in a popular video being tortured by insurgents.
Speaking with ICIR, Usman admitted that though he is still a supporter of Buhari, his administration has scored “below average” in terms of security.
He said, “I am still a strong supporter of Buhari but in terms of security, I can score this government below average.
“Because one of their major responsibilities is to see that the lives and property of citizens are being guaranteed by the government.
“But as it is now, I can say that the government has failed woefully in that area. Despite the huge resources allocated for security in Nigeria, there is nothing to write home about.”
Speaking about his ordeal, Usman said, “It has been a bitter experience I must say. Since when we were captured, we had to walk long miles for almost three days before we reached a camp where we were detained for close to four months and being there is a bitter experience actually.”
“Because since we arrived at that camp, we have been sleeping on bare ground for most of the time. Come rain, come sunshine, we have been there. Mosquitoes and reptiles and snakes were biting us for a very long time.
“We have killed more than 10 snakes and some other reptiles like scorpions or what have you.”
Senate orders Customs to refund N62.2bn revenue
Soldier sentenced to death for killing Yobe islamic scholar
Man United ban top journalists from press conference
S’Court fine Ozekhome N40m over ‘frivolous motion’
Pay Sunday Igboho 20m CFA, ECOWAS orders Benin
Guardiola confident City’ll win fourth consecutive EPL trophy
Bottom-placed Sheffield fire Paul Heckingbottom, reappoint Chris Wilder
500 lawyers backs Kano APC gov candidate in election dispute
Akwa Ibom closes Chinese firm over environmental pollution
Why FG delays electricity tariff hike – Minister
Tweeps react as 22-year-old Hijab sister rejects Alhaji’s proposals
EFCC arraigns 11 varsity students for internet fraud
EFCC arrests man for forging surety documents in Rivers
Oladips: Many Nigerian musicians are depressed, Idowest opens up
Mr Ibu is responding to treatment – Ex-manager Chochoo
Gov kefas reacts as Taraba student kills teacher
VIDEO: Thugs invade Osun APC secretariat
VIDEO: Strayed cow goes berserk inside NYSC orientation camp in Ogun
VIDEO: Are black cats bad luck?
VIDEO: Does COVID-19 only affect rich people?
VIDEO: Will I remain single if someone sweeps over my feet with a broom?
VIDEO: Gani Adams rallies Benin Republic monarchs for Sunday Igboho
FIDIO: Ǹjẹ́ Gbogbo Akitiyan Ìjọba Láti Mú Ẹ̀yìn Olóyè Sunday Ìgbòho Balẹ̀ Yìí Tọ́ Àbí Kò Tọ́?
VIDEO: Pastor Tunde Bakare declares National Movement
Entertainment10 hours ago
PHOTOS: Portable rocks runway at British Fashion Awards
News11 hours ago
FG to withdraw unused oil exploration leases
Politics23 hours ago
Benue assembly suspends four lawmakers
Metro10 hours ago
Kaduna strike: Survivor recounts loss of 34 family members
News9 hours ago
NAF to sell presidential aircraft
News23 hours ago
CNG buses commence operations in Ogun
News23 hours ago
160 Nigerian youths get $1.2m grant for projects
Metro9 hours ago
Northern elders demand probe of Kaduna bombing