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Abuja, Kaduna train attack: 7 more abductees released



Victims recount ordeal in terrorists’ camp

NIGERIANS have continued to react to some of the ordeals suffered by the seven Abuja-Kaduna train attack abductees who were released by their abductors, yesterday.

  Their reaction started after one of the released abductees, Maryama Abubakar Bobbo, recounted how her child fell ill and did not respond to treatment while in captivity.

  According to Maryama, she and her husband, Idris Abubakar, were abducted alongside their four children during the attack on March 28.

  Speaking in a television interview while begging federal government to secure the release of other abductees, a tearful Maryam narrated how her child refused to respond to treatment.

  “Back in the forest, it hasn’t been easy. Everyone has been sick. I came back with my daughter sick because they’ve not been taking medication. She has not been responding to treatment from the medication they’ve given, but we thank God for mercy and grace. We just pray that the rest of the people we left would be released as soon as possible. So whatever the government or whoever it is that can support to get them out, we pray that they do to get them out as soon as possible,” he said.

  Reacting to Maryama’s ordeal, Publisher of Kaduna-based Desert Herald, Tukur Mamu said, disturbed by the flogging of the hostages, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi for the first time in four months of the abduction saga, reached out to the terrorists with the message of Allah, “to consider the release of the poor children and their innocent parents.”

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  It will be recalled that Idris’ family of six, together with a 60-year-old woman, Aisha Hassan, were released yesterday following the intervention of controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi.

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