Army secures release of last batch of kidnapped Abuja-Kaduna train passengers

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The the seven-man Presidential Committee assembled by the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has secured the release of the last batch – the 23 remaining passengers held hostage by Boko Haram Terrorists following the attack on the Abuja to Kaduna train on March 28, 2022.

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This was disclosed in a statement by Neptune Prime which was issued by Professor Usman Yusuf, Secretary, Chief of Defense Staff Action Committee (CDSAC).

The release of the passengers was carried out on Wednesday, October 4, 2022 at about 4:00pm.

“I am pleased to announce to the nation and the world that at 1600Hrs.(4:00pm) today, Wednesday 5-10-2022, the seven-man Presidential Committee assembled by the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, secured the release 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,” Professor Yusuf stated.

“The nation owes a debt of gratitude to the Nigerian Military under the leadership of the CDS who conceived and guided the operation from start to finish.

“All sister Security Agencies and the Federal Ministry of Transportation contributed immensely to this operation.

“The unwavering support of the President and Commander in Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR is what made it all possible.

“Members of this Committee are grateful for the rare honour and privilege to be part of this Humanitarian Operation.

“May God Almighty Heal Our Wounds and Bring Peace to Our Land,” he added.

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