Terrorists who carried out the attack on a Kaduna-bound train two weeks ago have released yet another video of some of the abducted passengers.
Recall that DAILY GIST had reported how the bandits attacked the train on March 28 around the Katari area of Kaduna, killing at least 10 passengers.
In the two minutes, fourteen seconds video clip obtained, passengers took turns to introduce themselves and urge the government to help them by reaching out to the bandits.
DAILY GIST analyzed the clip and understands that it was shot before the release of the Managing Director of the Bank of Agriculture, Alwan Hassan, by the gunmen.
Mr Hassan, it was gathered was released by the terrorists after the release of an earlier video and alleged payment of ransom.
In the latest video, the victims were surrounded by gun-wielding bandits in a forest.
“In my own case, I’m a staff of INEC Kaduna State and I’m appealing to the government to please come to our assistance,” one of the victims said.
Another one in a yellow shirt said she was talking on behalf of the students on the attacked train. “Government should please try and come to our aid,” she said.
The person recording the video, who appeared to be one of the abducted passengers, asked the lady, in English, which school she attends. She replied that she is a student of Agriculture at Kaduna State University.
Another female passenger said, “I’m Gladys …. an ex-staff of Defense Industry of Nigeria. What happened on Monday was needless if the government would listen and accede to what the populace are talking about …”
Four male passengers, including Mr Hassan, were standing while the others sat.
“We’re the passengers from Abuja going to Kaduna in the attacked train on Monday, the 28th of March,” one of the passengers said in the Hausa language.
“From that time to now, only we know the kind of situation we’ve been into in this place. There are a lot of women and children, also old people who are mostly sick and some of us who are also not too young. Please, we’re calling on friends and well-wishers and government, which is the reason we found ourselves in this situation, to quickly do something to save us from here,” he said.
Mr Hassan also chipped in by saying the bandits told them they have grievances against the government.
“I want to call on the government to look for these people and discuss the issues,” he said.
The person shooting the video panned left and right to capture many of the passengers and the gunmen who surrounded them.
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