Families of passengers abducted on the AK9 Kaduna-Abuja train, which was bombed by bandits, have pleaded with Nigeria’s Federal Government to ensure their safe and unconditional release.
Before being ambushed by bandits, the AK9 Kaduna-Abuja train, which was carrying hundreds of people to Rigasa, was bombed.
A large number of persons were kidnapped, while others were shot and injured.
In a statement written and signed on Tuesday, the relatives of the victims begged President Muhammadu Buhari to assist in the growing hostage situation.
The statement reads;
“Available public records including the train manifests show several women and children as part of the passengers who were abducted. Our appeal is hinged on the fact that a lot of the passengers are suffering from various ailments and on life-saving drugs that need to be taken daily in prescribed doses.
“The ailments range from diabetes, hypertension, and ulcer. The tragic incident has left several families in anguish and trauma.”