ISWAP terrorists have released 3 kidnapped Abuja-Kaduna train passengers including barrister Hassan Usman, who spoke in a video that was released online over the weekend. The released victims, which are two males and a female, were released around 11 am on Monday, July 25.
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One of the victims released is said to be Barrister Hassan Lawal Othman whose photos went viral yesterday. It was gathered that they were released by the terrorists at a location inside the forest along the Kaduna – Abuja highway. From there, they were picked up by their relatives.
It is however not clear if any money was paid to the terrorists to release their abducted victims. With the release of the three victims, the number of those still in captivity now remains at 40.
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The development is coming 24 hours after the terrorists released a video where they were seen flogging their hostages. They also threatened to abduct President Buhari and Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai.