A series of videos obtained yesterday by HumAngle of the March 28 Kaduna train attack has revealed victims, surrounded by their armed kidnappers in a vast expanse of forest area, appealing to the government to act.
In one of the recent clips clearly different from the one released a week ago, about 15 of the gunmen were lined horizontally behind their captives, carrying rifles and dressed in non-combat gears, with turbans covering their faces.
The appearance of the videos supports rising evidence of the activities of terrorism in the Northwest, likely to those in the Lake Chad region. The Kaduna train, as this recent video disclosed, was carried out by terrorists rather than by mere gunmen.
According to the online medium, the gunmen have reached out to the government with their requests towards enhancing the process of getting their demands met. Though the requests have not yet been independently confirmed, it was revealed that one of the request is the release of certain individuals associated with the group in several detention centers in the country.
The recent video seems to have been shot with the previous one as the Managing Director at the Bank of Agriculture, Alwan Ali-Hassan, who was seen in both videos, has since been set free by the kidnappers.
“We are the train passengers that left Abuja for Kaduna on the 28th of March, 2022,” one of the captives said.
“On our way, we were attacked and abducted. And between that time and now, only we know the kind of condition we have been in. There are mothers and toddlers amongst us. There are old, sickly people. Many of us are sick. We are in a very difficult and painful situation. And so we are calling on our friends and families, and the government too, to do something urgently.”
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As the man spoke, Alwan Ali-Hassan by his right, and another captive by his left, the camera shifted away from him and focused on other abductors sitting or lying down behind him.
After, Ali-Hassan was seen imploring the government, once again, to listen to their kidnappers and see to their demands and grievances to ensure the freedom of everyone.
In the second video, four women were lined up: a student who identified herself as Lois John, studying Agriculture at the Kaduna State University and spoke on behalf of the women, two middle-aged women, and an older woman.
One of the middle-aged women identified herself as Gladys, an ex-worker of the Defense Academy, Kaduna.
“What happened on Monday was needless,” she said. She urged the government to give a listening ear to their captors.