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Abuja-Kaduna Train: Buhari meets remaining 23 released passengers

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on October 6, 2022

By Seun Opejobi

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with the 23 freed passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack.

The President made an impromptu visit to the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) hospital to see the victims of the train attack after commissioning Cadets of 69 Regular Course of the NDA, in Afaka, Kaduna State.

Before boarding NAF 001 back to Abuja from the Kaduna International Airport, Buhari also thanked the Nigerian military for their brave services in securing the safe release of the hostages from Boko Haram terrorists.

Members of the Chief of Defence Staff Action Committee, led by Maj.-Gen. Usman Abdulkadir (Rtd), who facilitated the release of the train victims, were present at the hospital.

Recall that the remaining 23 Abuja-Kaduna train victims were on Wednesday, released by their abductors.

Usman Yusuf, the Secretary of the Chief of Defence Staff Action Committee, who announced the release in a statement on Wednesday, said the hostages were released at about 4pm.

The victims were kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists during an attack on a moving passenger train in Kaduna on March 28, 2022.