The terrorists have released seven hostages, including a family of six and a woman from the AK-9 Abuja-Kaduna train passengers attack.
Tukur Mamu, Publisher of Kaduna-based Desert Herald and Media Consultant to a controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, confirmed the release of the seven hostages to journalists in Kaduna.
Mamu said his principal, Gumi secured the release of the seven hostages.
KEMI FILANI NEWS recalls that terrorists released seven victims last month after more than 100 days in captivity in the forest.
This publication had reported that the terrorists attacked the Abuja-Kaduna bound AK9 train on March 28.
The identities of the released family of six are Abubakar Idris Garba, his wife, Maryam Abubakar Bobo, and their eldest son, Ibrahim Abubakar Garba, who’s ten 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, Hajia Aisha Hassan, who was said to have been released due to life-threatening health challenges that deteriorated recently.