The Federal Government has secured the release of the 23 remaining abducted Abuja-Kaduna train passengers who were abducted with the help of military officers.
Recall that terrorists attacked and kidnapped an Abuja-bound train on March 28, 2022, taking hostages.
The secretary, Chief of Defence Staff Action Committee (CDSAC), Prof. Usman Yusuf, made this known in a statement signed 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 Defense Staff (CDS), Gen. L E O Irabor, secured the release and took custody of all 23 remaining passengers held hostage by Boko Haram, following the attack on the Abuja-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, GCFR, is what made it all possible. Members of this committee are grateful for the rare honour and privilege to be part of this humanitarian operation. May God almighty heal our wounds and bring peace to our land.”