Monday Reuben, Abuja
All the passengers abducted from a Kaduna-bound train on March 28, 2022, have been released, according to the Federal Government.
Prof. Usman Yusuf Secretary, Chief of Defense Staff Action Committee (CDSAC), announced this on Wednesday afternoon.
While many had been released on paying huge ransom to the terrorists, 23 abducted passengers remained with the bandits.
The release of the 23 passengers was facilitated by a Seven-man Presidential Committee assembled by the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor.
Yusuf said the remaining victims were released on Wednesday around 4.00 pm on Wednesday.
He noted that the country owed a debt of gratitude to the Nigerian Military under the leadership of the CDS who conceived and guided the operation from start to finish.
Yusuf added that all sister Security Agencies and the Federal Ministry of Transportation contributed immensely to this Operation.
“I am pleased to announce to the nation and the world that at 1600Hrs. (4:00pm) today, Wednesday 5-10-2022, the seven-man Presidential Committee assembled by the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), General L E O Irabor, secured the release and took custody of all the 23 remaining passengers held hostage by Boko Haram Terrorists following the attack on the Abuja to Kaduna train on 28-3-2022.