Bandits release Ango Abdullahi’s son, foreigner,Kaduna Train Attack Victims, others

Legal negotiator and media consultant to Sheikh Ahmed Gumi has disclosed that some passengers kidnapped from a Kaduna-bound train in March have been released.

Those released were identified as Muhammad Daiyabu Paki, Bosede Olurotimi, Abubakar Zubairu, Alhassan Sule, Sadiq Ango Abdullahi (son of Chairman, Northern Elders Forum, Prof Ango Abdullahi), Aliyu Usman and Muhammad Abuzar Afzal, a Pakistani.

Mamu who had last week, announced his formal withdrawal from negotiating with the terrorists due to alleged government lackadaisical attitude, said he had to backtrack because of immense pressure and appeal by the relations and loved ones of the victims.

Those that were released on Saturday were  Bosede Olurotimi, Abubakar Zubairu, Alhassan Sule and Sadiq Ango Abdullahi. Other  passengers released were Muhammad Daiyabu Paki, Aliyu Usman and a foreign national of Pakistani origin, Dr. Muhammad Abuzar Afzal. 

Tukur Mamu who had earlier negotiated the release of 11 of the victims,  confirmed the release of 7 of the victims  to journalists in Kaduna ,saying the “success of Saturday’s historic release has vindicated Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Gumi about what the power of mediation can achieve.”

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