Terrorists who attacked passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna train on March 28 have freed seven more hostages, including a family of six and a lady.
The names of the six members of the released family are Abdubakar Idris Garba, his wife Maryam Abubakar Bobo, and their eldest child, 10-year-old Ibrahim Abubakar Garba.
Others include Zainab Abubakar Garba, the youngest, who is just one and a half years old, Imran Abubakar Garba, who is five, and Fatima Abubakar Garba, who is seven.
The National Assembly Service Commission’s Abubakar Idris Garba is a member of staff and the descendant of a former military administrator of the states of Kano and Benue.
A 60-year-old lady named Hajia Aisha Hassan was also discharged, allegedly as a result of lately deteriorating life-threatening health issues.
Despite withdrawing as a mediator, Tukur Mamu, Publisher of the Kaduna-based Desert Herald, and Media Consultant to Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, a contentious Islamic cleric, told journalists in Kaduna that the seven captives had been freed.
According to Mamu, the seven were freed as a result of Gumi, his principal, stepping in.