The terrorists who abducted Kaduna-Abuja train passengers are brutalizing the victims, another video they released on Saturday has shown.
In the video, which has gone viral on the internet, the victims were seen in anguish as they were being flogged by the terrorists.
The terrorists had attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train on March 28, killing eight and kidnapping no fewer than 61 passengers.
The Managing Director of the Bank of the Agriculture, Alwan Hassan, was the first to be released after reportedly paying a N100 million ransom on April 7.
So far, the terrorists have released 11 of the passengers, which Mr. Tukur Mamu, the negotiator and media consultant to the Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, described as product of “series of robust engagement with the terrorists and with the approval of the Federal Government.”
Recall that on July 9, seven of the victims were later released after reportedly paying N800 million ransom.
The remaining 43 victims were told to pay N100 million to secure the release of their loved ones.
In the latest video seen by CHECKPOINTCHARLEY, one of the terrorists in the video vowed to abduct President Muhammadu Buhari and Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai and other prominent Nigerians and destabilise the country if their demands are not met.
The terrorists also threatened to kill and sell off some of the remaining Kaduna-Abuja train passengers in their custody, “just like the Chibok Grils.”
He said, “This is our message to the government of Nigeria and just as you have seen these people here, by God’s grace, you will see your leaders; your senators and governors will come before us. These ones you are seeing here, we will keep some as our slaves and sell them off just as our Imam told you in the past.
“Just like the Chibok girls that were sold off, we will equally sell these ones as slaves. If you don’t adhere to our demands, we will kill the ones we need to kill and sell the remaining. By God’s grace, El-Rufai, Buhari, we will bring you here.”
One of the victims, a male said the terrorists don’t plan to keep them hostage for more than a week, but for the indifference of the Federal Government in paying ransom asked.
He urged the international community and the United Nations to come to their rescue as the Nigerian government is not showing any interest.