March 3, 2024

Boko Haram releases remaining 23 hostage of Abuja-Kaduna train attack

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Etim Ekpimah
The Boko Haram terrorists have released the remaining 23 passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack to the Nigerian Army.
The Chief of Defence Staff, General L.E.O Irabor, said the army secured the release of the remaining 23 passengers held hostage by Boko Haram Terrorists following the attack on the Abuja to Kaduna train on 28-3-2022.
A statement signed by Prof. Usman Yusuf, Secretary, Chief of Defense Staff Action Committee (CDSAC), said this in Abuja on Wednesday.
“I am pleased to announce to the nation and the world that at 1600Hrs. (4:00pm) today, Wednesday 5-10-2022, the seven-man Presidential Committee assembled by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General L E O Irabor, secured the release and took custody of all the 23 remaining passengers held hostage by Boko Haram Terrorists following the attack on the Abuja to Kaduna train on 28-3-2022.
“The nation owes a debt of gratitude to the Nigerian Military under the leadership of the CDS who conceived and guided the operation from start to finish.
“All sister Security Agencies and the Federal Ministry of Transportation contributed immensely to this Operation.
“The unwavering support of the President and Commander in Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari GCEFR is what made it all possible,” the statement read.
The statement added that members of the committee are grateful for the rare honour and privilege to be part of the Humanitarian Operation.

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