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DHQ Reveals How Abducted Train Passengers Were Rescued

 

No Kobo Was Paid As Ransom For Freed Abuja-Kaduna Victims - FG Declares
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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said the remaining 23 hostages of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack were rescued through a non-kinetic operation.

Naija News reported that 23 kidnapped train passengers regained their freedom around 4:00 pm on Wednesday after being in captivity for six months.

The DHQ said that the operation was carried out by the Nigerian Armed Forces, in conjunction with the security agencies, which led to the rescue of the victims.

The DHQ Spokesman, Major General Musa Danmadami, made this known on Thursday during the biweekly media briefing on updates on military operations in the country.

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He said: “Wanting to know details is not the issue for now. The important thing is that these people have been held captive for six months and the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), in collaboration with other security agencies, through the committee that was set up by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari, secured their release.

“When it comes to operations, we normally tell you there are kinetic and non-kinetic operations. This is part of the non-kinetic operation that was conducted. We already know the trauma that the abductees and their family members went through. Giving you more details will subject them and their families to more trauma.”

Buhari Meets Released Train Passengers In Kaduna

President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the released train passengers kidnapped on March 28, 2022, by Boko Haram insurgents.

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In a statement on Thursday signed by the Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu, the President paid an unscheduled visit to the freed passengers at the Nigerian Defence Academy Hospital in Kaduna State.

According to the statement titled ‘President Buhari meets freed Kaduna train passengers,’ the Nigerian leader visited the released passengers after commissioning Cadets of 69 Regular Courses (Army, Navy and Air Force) of the NDA, in Afaka.

The statement noted that the President appreciated the Nigerian military for their brave services in the rescue of the victims from Boko Haram terrorists.

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