The Federal Government has said that they met all the demands of the terrorists responsible for the Abuja-Kaduna train attack.
Naija News reports that the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu disclosed this during an interview with BBC Hausa service on Friday.
Shehu insisted that the presidency had done all it could within its power to meet the perpetrators’ demands and ensure the release of the abductees.
Shehu claimed that the leader of the terrorists demanded that his wife, newly born twins and seven other children who were in prison custody be released, which the government complied to.
However, he stated that the terrorists did not keep their side of the bargain.
His words: “Anyone who says government is not doing anything about their release might be unaware of efforts government is making.
“Let me tell you, initially the gang leader demanded the release of his pregnant wife who was in jail. The govt took her to a hospital where she gave birth to twins and informed him that his wife and the twins are in good health and later all three were freed.
“He refused to free the victims, but he gave a fresh demand of releasing 6 or 7 of his children from prison. Not only did the government release them from jail, it sent a plane to fly them from Adamawa, where they were detained, and delivered them to the terrorists.
“Again, they refused to release the victims. Instead, they asked for money, so you can not say government is doing nothing.”