President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security operatives to immediately rescue the travellers kidnapped while travelling on a train from Abuja to Kaduna.
The travellers were kidnapped by gunmen who have refused to release them since March 28, 2022, unless ransom was paid.
85 days after the kidnapped, Buhari, in a post on Twitter, said the security operatives must rescue the abductees alive.
He wrote, “I have directed our security and intelligence agencies to scale up and speed up efforts to secure the safe release of all the remaining abducted Abuja-Kaduna train passengers.
“My directive is very clear: All hostages must be brought home ALIVE, and as soon as possible.
“I welcome the safe return of the recently-released passengers, to their families and loved ones.
“I am reiterating my solemn pledge to the families of those still in captivity: we will not relent until every single hostage is safely back home with their families.”