Relatives of the remaining 51 Abuja-Kaduna train attack victims, on Friday, pleaded with the Federal Government to speed up rescue of the victims.
In a press statement issued in Kaduna, leaders of the abducted victims’ relatives, Dr. AbdulFatai Jimoh and Dr. Ba’aba Muhammad said though they appreciated the release of 11 victims, more still needed to be done to ensure the safe return of the remaining ones having spent over 90 days with bandits in the forest.
Bandits had abducted Abuja-Kaduna train passengers on March 28, 2022, after killing nine, wounding 21 others.
The relatives of the victims told the Federal Government that the health of many of the hostages was failing.
The statement further stated that since the abduction, the pain had also pushed some relatives into depression with suicidal thoughts.
The statement said, “we cannot wait to see the end of this nightmare. Our hearts were gladdened on Tuesday, 21st June 2022, when Mr. President issued fresh orders to security chiefs to spare no effort in freeing the remaining 50 hostages ‘alive and in the shortest time possible.’ Our joy will know no bounds if this presidential directive is given accelerated action that results in a positive outcome.”
They commended the efforts of the Chief of Defence Staff and other Service Chiefs, as well as Nigerians in seeing to the return of their loved ones.