At least seven more abducted passengers have been released by the terrorists that attacked the AK-9 Abuja-Kaduna train on March 28.
The PUNCH reported that the victims released include a family of six and a woman.
The release of the hostages was confirmed to newsmen in Kaduna by Tukur Mamu, the Media Consultant to a controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi,
Mamu who had withdrawn as one of the negotiators however said that the seven hosytages were released following the intervention of his principal, Gumi.
The identities of the released family of six are Abdubakar Idris Garba, his wife, Maryam Abubakar Bobo, and their eldest son, Ibrahim Abubakar Garba, who’s 10 years old.
Others include Fatima Abubakar Garba (7), Imran Abubakar Garba (5), and youngest Zainab Abubakar Garba, who is only one and half years old.
Abubakar Idris Garba, a staff of the National Assembly Service Commission, is the son of a former Military Administrator of Kano and Benue States.
Also released is a 60-year-old woman, one Hajia Aisha Hassan, who was said to have been released due to life-threatening health challenges that deteriorated recently.