Abuja-Kaduna train attack: Terrorists release family of six, sexagenarian


The released hostages and Gumi

Terrorists who attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train in March have released a family of six and one other.

Those released included Abdubakar Idris Garba, 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.

A 60-year-old woman, Hajia Aisha Hassan, was also released along with others.

Tukur Mamur, Kaduna-based publisher, said the children and their parents were released after the intervention of Sheik Ahmad Gumi.

He said disturbed by the gory videos images of four teenage children belonging to same family he saw in the last video released by the attackers of the AK9 Train, Gumi for the first time since the abduction of the innocent passengers of that train over 4 months ago had reached out to the abductors through his Media Consultant.

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Mamur said he sent Allah’s messages to them and consistently pleaded with them to consider the release of the poor children and their innocent parents.

He said  it was learnt that the health condition of two of the teenage children has deteriorated since the flogging incident that affected their helpless father.

“A total of additional 7 hostages were therefore released on Wednesday. The husband of the four kids is a staff of the National Assembly Commission. There was no intervention from the Commission or NASS on his behalf since the travails begun.

“This is to confirm to the world that due to Sheikh Gumi’s efforts and with the support of a serving Senator from the North, (a God fearing personality that doesn’t have any relationship with the hostages) who chose to remain anonymous that all the family of six have regained their freedom on Wednesday morning.

“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,” he said.

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