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Families beg Buhari to fast track release of abducted relatives

Families beg Buhari to fast track release of abducted relatives

Families of passengers abducted by terrorists in March have called on the federal government to fast track the release of their relatives.

The representative of the families, Abdulfatai Jimoh, told journalists that the harrowing experience was becoming unbearable for family members.

“It has been a very traumatic experience for us,” Mr Jomoh said. “It’s almost two months that our loved ones have been held hostage in the forest; we have women, children, elderly ones and even those on special medication because of health challenges.”

On March 28, bandits planted explosives on the rail track and attacked an AK9 Abuja – Kaduna bound train, killing some people, wounding several others and abducting scores of other passengers.

MrJimoh decried that the family members were still in the dark about rescue efforts, apart from what they read in the media.

“We appeal to the federal government and all relevant agencies to expedite action and make sure all our loved ones are rescued, the abductors say the federal government know what they want, so government should do the needful and let us have our families back,” he said.

Mr Jimoh called for a regular and daily briefing from the relevant government agencies to the families of those concerned.

He said the families of the abducted passengers would continue to explore all legitimate means to ensure the release of their loved ones.

Last week, Amnesty International also called on the Nigerian government to secure the release of the abducted Abuja-Kaduna train passengers.

(NAN)

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