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Ango Abdullahi’s Son, Osinbajo’s Classmate Abducted In Train Attack Speak From Captivity

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The terrorists who captured some train passengers on March 28, 2022, have released yet another video with two of the victims – the son of Professor Ango Abdullahi and a law school classmate of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo appealing to the federal government to come to their aid.

The captives

It would be recalled that a train headed for Kaduna from Abuja had been intercepted by terrorists, less than 20 minutes from its destination.

While nine persons were shot dead, some sustained injuries, and over 60 passengers, including children and elderly persons, were abducted.

The terrorists have released several videos of the victims since the abduction took place.

In one of such videos, they threatened to kill them if the Federal Government failed to heed their demands, among which is the release of their children and some insurgent commanders.

In a new video, eight of the captives – five men and three women – called on the Federal Government to accede to the demands of their captors.

While the men knelt, the women sat on a mat as flies hovered around them.

A gunman who appeared in the video said the government could either listen to the victims or abandon them.

Sadiq, son of elder statesman Ango Abdullahi, said most of the victims were sick.

“We are appealing to the federal government to once again come to our aid. We have been here for 62 days. Most of us here are sick and we are not in good condition and everyday the situation deteriorates. We are appealing to the federal government to please come to our aid before we start losing our lives,” he said.

Another victim, who identified herself as a classmate of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at Law School, broke down in tears, saying she was disturbed by the plight of her son whom she said is a “sickler”.

“My name is Gladys….I’m pleading particularly to professor Yemi Osinbajo who was my class mate 78/79 law school. You are a grandfather and a father; come to our aid because we have been here for 62 days and I have a son who is a sickler; I don’t know his condition now.”

“I am pleading that the federal government and Rotimi Amaechi who is the minister of transportation to please come to our assistance. I’m pleading. We are all sick. Right now I’m even sick too. But for my son who is a sickler, I don’t know his condition. I am appealing to the federal government,” she said.

About Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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