Anxiety over the release of a video by the terrorist group of armed bandits believed to have joined forces with a factional group of Boko Haram terrorists that attacked and bombed the Abuja-Kaduna passenger train.
The video, which comes with shock, brings unbearable moments as the terrorists are seen molesting and abusing the victims, amid their long stay in captivity.
Many Nigerians react bitterly to the tragic abuse of kidnap victims by the terrorists as women, children, and men were seen in critical condition, calling for international communities to intervene to ensure their release as the government’s efforts failed to yield positive results, they say.
It will be recalled that the attack consumed no fewer than 12 people’s lives; dozens of passengers were kidnapped, and the activities of the train services were suspended following numerous threats by the terrorists and agitation by the victim’s families.
Some of the victims’ families who took over the streets of Kaduna to protest against their families’ long stay in captivity lamented the government’s inaction and failure to rescue their loved ones.
A situation that cost them sleepless nights and unbearable moments, especially with the recent video of their families being tortured by the terrorists. Per Rukayya Abdulazeez
However, one freed victim, whose sister is still held captive, noted that the terrorists are deadly and act on their words. Therefore, efforts should be made to ensure their families are released.
According to Ruth, the terrorists are wild. They tested their calamity on the successful mission of bombing the AK-9 train, which resulted in her and many other victims being victims of the attack.
We can all see how it happened. It was tragic and bloody, so everyone with a helping hand should come to aid and rescue the remaining captives, including my sister, whom we all watched the sudden video of the terrorist torturing. She added
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While Tukur Mamu, who was on the front line of the negotiation with the terrorist before he renounced his involvement in the process, lamented that the threat of the terrorist should not be taken for granted.
According to him, they are terrorists with documented atrocities against humans. They have killed an unspecified number of people. They have slaughtered people like rams. They have also been involved in suicide bombings with the negative belief that they will be forgiven and get a safe land to heaven.
As a result, governments should take a diplomatic approach to rescue the victims. He added