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‘Today makes it 100 days’ — relatives of abducted train passengers protest in Kaduna

‘Today makes it 100 days’ — relatives of abducted train passengers protest in Kaduna
July 06
18:04 2022

Relatives of passengers abducted during an attack on an Abuja-Kaduna train, on Wednesday, held a protest in Kaduna state.

On March 28, a Kaduna-bound train was attacked by gunmen, leading to the deaths, injuries and abduction of several passengers.

However, 11 abductees have been released, while over 40 persons are said to still be in captivity.

Speaking on Wednesday, Abdulfatai Jimoh, a representative of the relatives of the abductees, urged the federal government to ensure the safe rescue of the persons in captivity.

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“Today is exactly 100 days since our loved ones were abducted. Their journey was meant to be a journey of two hours. However, it turned out to be 100 harrowing days,” he said.

“Since then, things have not been the same with us. One cannot imagine what our loved ones are going through in these last 100 days in the deep forest — with the same clothes, no clean water to drink, no medical care.

“Many of them are sick. One has even been shot and injured; we don’t know his condition now.

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“We have been talking to the government. We have been appealing to them in the last 100 days to rescue our loved ones, but so far, we have not seen much.

“If you remember, our loved ones spent their Easter and the Eid el-Fitr in the bush. Today, we are just three days away from Eid Kabir.

“We pray they will spend the Eid Kabir with us. This is our hope and prayer.

“We want the government to do all that is necessary. We know it is possible. They can do it; they should do it please.”

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