One of the released hostages of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack, Prof. Mustapha Umar Imam has revealed how terrorist source information ahead of their attacks.
Imam, who has been in captivity since his abduction on March 28, 2022, said their abductors revealed to them that they have spies all over the country who feed them with sensitive information.
The university don said he believed the terrorists’ claims having seen how organized they are in the forest for four months.
Naija News reports that Imam is one of the five victims of the train attack that were freed recently.
Speaking in a video broadcast by Arise TV on Wednesday morning, Imam disclose that the terrorists usually deliberate and plan each of the attacks they would launch and succeed.
According to him, the assailants talked about classified information about the country, which confirmed that they have moles working for them across the nation.
Imam further disclosed that about two weeks ago the terrorists gave them (the hostages) N10,000 allowances each to get supplies when they were in captivity, which another terrorist would go to get for them in the city.
He said: “They gave us N10,000 each for us to get things like soft drinks and milk, beverages, bread, and other supplies. This happened in the last two weeks. In terms of how organized they are, I advise that the government should take them very seriously because these people are highly organized.
“They do tell us that they have spies planted across the country and I believe them. We have heard them talk about things they shouldn’t know anything about. I want to believe that information comes from those spies and people they planted across the country. We actually heard them talk about attacks they wanted to carry out very openly. They said they can attack these places.
“And at times, some of these attacks come through. When we were in captivity, they spoke about serious attacks they were going to carry out, and when I came out, I heard they were involved in Kuje prison jailbreak and a few other attacks across the country. And like I said I want the government to really take them seriously,” the varsity don explained.