The son of the Chairman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Professor Ango Abdullahi and his late wife, Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan, aka Mama Taraba, Sadiq Abdullahi has regained his freedom after spending a month in terrorists’ den.
Naija News recalls that Abdullahi was among hundreds of people kidnapped in the Abuja-Kaduna train attack that happened on 28 March 2022.
At least sixty casualties were recorded in the incident which happened in Katari, Kaduna State, Nigeria while an uncertain number of people were kidnapped by the terrorists.
Reports, however, reaching Naija News on Sunday (today), confirmed that Abdullahi was released on Friday after yet to be disclosed amount was paid as ransom to the terrorists.
No comment has been made yet by security operatives regarding the latest development.
Meanwhile, news had emerged earlier that President, Muhammadu Buhari has been sued over the continued stay of Kaduna train attack victims in terrorists’ captivity.
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) dragged the President before the ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja, in a suit filed together with an application for an expedited hearing, Naija News understands.
In the suit, No ECW/CCJ/APP/20/22 filed last week, the organisation said the Buhari government has failed to protect the rights to life, security, and dignity of the victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack.
SERAP added that the federal government has failed in its responsibility to secure the safe release of the passengers held captive by the terrorists.