The families of the abducted passengers onboard a Kaduna bound train from Abuja have kicked the planned resumption of rail line services between Abuja-Kaduna by the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC.
On March 28th this year, bandits killed eight and abducted over 61 passengers on board the train after they blew up the rail track at Dutse Forest in Chukun local government of Kaduna State.
The NRC in a statement announced that rail line services would resume on the route by 23rd May.
WikkiTimes reports that this development sparked reactions from the families of the abducted passengers. They insisted that at the moment the release of their relatives should be given more priority than a resumption of rail line services.
Dr Abdulfatai Jimoh, Chairman of the Concerned Relatives of the Abducted Passengers said the NRC is completely insensitive to the plight of their family members in the hands of the bandits.
He said they will do all they can to ensure that rail service does not resume on the planned date until their kit and keens regain their freedom.
He said that continued government silence about the release of the abducted passengers is fast eluding all possible hopes that they would be reunited with the rest of their family members again.
WikkiTimes recalls that the passengers were allegedly abducted by members of the notorious Ansaru group, a breakaway terrorist group birthed by Boko Haram. The terrorist insisted that Federal Government must give in to their demands to make way for the release of their victims.