Families of the 3 Released Abuja-Kaduna Trained Passengers paid a Ransom of ₦100m Each

Families of the 3 Released Abuja Kaduna Trained Passengers

Families of the 3 passengers which include 2 males and 1 female, of the  Abuja-Kaduna train that were released today, July 25, 2022 all paid a ransom of 100m, each, naira to secure the release of their loved ones.





LatestNGnews.com reported earlier that one of the released passengers has been identified as Barrister Usman Lawal Othman, through a social media post made by someone who knew him.



A security source who spoke to PUNCH in Kaduna on Monday, said that the victims’ families paid N100m each for the release of their loved ones.



“What I can tell you now is that the bandits have freed three victims of the abducted passengers. Those three released by them (bandits) include two males and a female. Each of those released paid N100m,” the source said.


According to Nigerian Tribune report, a family member of Barrister Hassan, said that N100m was paid to the terrorists before they agreed to release him.


“My elder brother paid N50 million, while friends, sympathisers paid the remaining balance. We are happy to see our brother back,” he said.


“On behalf of our family, we thank Nigerians for their prayers and support during these most difficult times. We never envisaged we would see him alive, especially when we saw him on the video yesterday.


“We couldn’t sleep. We were all awake, praying fervently for their release. We will pray for the release of the remaining ones who are still in captivity. Right now we are on our way to the hospital so that he will be properly examined.”




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