The terrorists who abducted the Abuja-Kaduna train passengers says their aim is not to get ransom from the Federal Government.
In a video released by the terrorists on Wednesday, they said they don’t want money, noting that the government knows what they want.
They threatened to kill the hostages if their demands are not met.
The video followed the release of one of the hostages, Mr Alwan Hassan, the Managing Director of Bank of Agriculture.
One of the terrosrists, who spoke in Hausa language, said the MD was released due to his age and in the spirit of Ramadan. However, CHECKPOINTCHARLEY gathered that money changed hands.
“We are the group that recently abducted passengers on the train. Among them is this man that has been pleading with us due to his old age and we felt pity on him because of the month of Ramadan, so, we want to give him back to his family,” the terrorists said in the video.
They warned the federal government not to investigate them, else, the victims will be killed.
One of them said, “I want to reiterate that what he said is true. Don’t try to investigate us immediately or to rescue them because killing them is not an issue for us.
“We don’t want your money, if we wanted money, we wouldn’t have carried out the attack. You know what we want”.