Terrorists who abducted passengers of the Kaduna-bound train have released the remaining 23 hostages seven months after.
This was contained in a statement released by Professor Usman Yusuf, the secretary for the Chief of Defence Action Committee on Wednesday.
” I am pleased to announce to the nation and the world that at 1600hrs, (4:00 pm) today, Wednesday 5-10-2022, the seven-man Presidential committee assembled by the chief of defence staff (CDS), General L.E.O irabor, secured the released 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
“The nation owns a debt of gratitude to the Nigerian Military under the leadership of the CDS who conceived and guided the operation from start to the finish.
“All sister security agencies and Federal Ministry of Transportation contributed immensely to this operation.
“The unwavering support of the president and commander in chief of the Nigeria Armed forces President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR is what made it all possible,” the statement read.
However, he applauded members of the committee who are part of the rare honour and privileges to be part of this humanitarian operation.