Sadiq Abdullahi Regains Freedom
KanyiDaily had reported how a train heading from Abuja to Kaduna was attacked by terrorists who opened fire on 362 passengers on board, killing eight persons and whisking away an unspecified number of people on Monday night, March 28.
On Monday, a family member confirmed that Abdullahi was released on Friday, April 29, after spending 31 days in captivity.
The relative, who spoke to The Nation, said the kidnappers found out the identity of the NEF Chairman’s son and had decided to negotiate with the family.
“You see, that’s why we are very careful now. Negotiations between the government and the terrorists for the release of our loved ones has reached an advanced stage.
“We don’t want to jeopardise the process now. We are sure the terrorists found out who Sadik was and later decided to negotiate for his freedom,” the family member told The Nation
As of the time of filing the report, the family and security agencies are yet to make an official statement regarding the development.
KanyiDaily recalls that the families of the abducted passengers had issued a 72-hour-ultimatum to the Federal Government to rescue the abductees, warning that if nothing was done they would be forced to take a decision on their own.