Seven more abducted passengers of the Abuja- Kaduna train attack have been freed by terrorists.
Kaduna-based Desert Herald Newspaper reports that the son of chairman of Northern Elders Forum, Ango Abdullahi, is among the seven freed victims.
The publisher of Desert Herald, Tukur Mamu, confirmed the release of the abducted passengers.
Recall that on March 28, a train on its way from Abuja was attacked by bandits in Kaduna.
Several persons were killed, dozens injured, while others were abducted.
Eleven of the abducted passengers had earlier been released in June.
Mamu identified the newly-freed passengers as Muhammad Paki, Bosede Olurotimi, Abubakar Zubairu, Alhassan Sule, Sadiq Ango Abdullahi, Aliyu Usman and Muhammad Abuzar Afzal, a Pakistani.
“I want to assure the nation that everything that was achieved today was singlehandedly initiated and arranged by me with the full support and prayers of my principal, Sheikh [Ahmad] Gumi.
“That is why I keep emphasising that the government has power to end the agony of these innocent victims in one day. This is just one individual that sacrifice his life and even integrity.
“There is no military solution to the current security debacle in Nigeria. When you sincerely engage them, these guys even though wicked with misguided religious beliefs, they are listening.
“I have sufficient evidence to prove that they do listen. It is this power of engagement and sincerity that resulted to the release of [these] seven victims,” he said.