Terrorists who attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train bound for the AK9 on March 28 released a fresh video in which some of the hostages, including a classmate of Deputy President Yemi Osinbajo’s class, Gladys, burst into tears as they pleaded with the Union Government to help them. .
He said he was studying with the Vice President at Law School in 1978/1979 and noticed that he had a sick child in his care.
He said that as he was living in a terrorist cell, he was disturbed by his son’s plight.
The latest video comes just days after terrorists withdrew their threat to start killing incarcerated passengers if the State Government failed to meet its demands within seven days.
PUNCH reported that parts of these demands were the unconditional release of their detained children detained at the Adamawa State orphanage under the strict control of the Nigerian Army and the release of their detained comrades.
Malam Tukur Mama, a publisher of the Kaduna newspaper, Desert Herald, and spokesman for the clergy, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, said on Sunday that the terrorists had given the National Government two weeks, from May 30, to release their eight children. orphanage in Adamawa State.
However, in a new video released by the terrorists on Monday, a student vice president of the class said, “My name is Gladys. I especially ask Professor Yemi Osinbajo, a former schoolmate of (e) 78/79 Law School.
“You are my grandfather and father; come and help us because we have been here for 62 days and I have a sick son (sick); I don’t know his condition now.
“I urge the coalition government and Rotimi Amaechi, the former (former) transport minister, to come and help us. I beg you. We are all sick. Right now I’m sick too. But with my sick (sick) son, I do not know his condition. I call for a unity government. ”
Another victim, Sadiq, son of the Northern Elders’ Forum Facilitator and former Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, appealed to the State Government to help them because “most of them are sick. . ”
He said, “We call on the unity government to help us again. We have been here for 62 days. Most of us here are sick and not in a good condition and every day the situation gets worse. We call on the unity government to help us before we start losing our lives. ”
On March 28, 2022, terrorists planted explosives along the railway line and when the Abuja-Kaduna train bound for the AK9, a machine exploded, causing the train to veer off course, resulting in the death of eight passengers.
After the day of the attack, another passenger with a gunshot wound died, making it nine, the number of people killed in the attack.
In a manifest adopted by the Nigerian Railway Corporation, 398 passengers bought tickets but 362 were confirmed to have bought tickets. More than 60 passengers are still in the kidnapping cage and spend more than 60 days in detention.