Family members of those kidnapped during the Abuja-Kaduna train attack on March 28 have written the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj.-Gen. Mohammed Monguno (rtd), over the continued detention of their loved ones in captivity.
The family members in the letter dated 25 April, said the federal government has failed to brief them regarding efforts to rescue their loved ones from the gunmen.
They, however, demanded a status report on the state of their loved ones from the national security adviser.
According to the relatives, the Muhammadu Buhari-led government had left them in the dark since the attack on the Kaduna-bound train.
“We, the families of victims of the Nigerian Railway Corporation train attack Ak9 departing from Abuja on 28th of March 2022 to Rigasa Kaduna have come together on behalf of the victims that are in captivity.
“We write to express our concern that there is no representation from the government to communicate with us on the status of our loved ones. Even though we know the information may be of confidential nature, but nonetheless, families need to be reassured and carried along in a safe manner to ensure their release from captivity safely.
“We humbly request your facilitation to ensure that the federal government is in touch with the victims’ families. Thanking you in anticipation,” the letter read.
Naija News recalls that there was commotion barely a month ago after a group of terrorists, ambushed a train heading for Kaduna from Abuja.
The assailants bombed one of the rail tracks causing an accident after which they attacked the train in full force.
Nine persons, including a young medical doctor, were killed during the attack, scores were injured and over 62 other passengers were kidnapped.