Train Attack: Gunmen threatens to marry 21year old female victim, release four more hostages,

Terrorists who attacked a Kaduna-bound train in March and kidnapped passengers have threaten to marry their 21 years old Christian girl and released four more hostages including a 90-year-old woman

Tukur Mamu, who earlier negotiated the release of some of the victims confirmed the release on Friday.

Mr Mamu, in a statement, said the abductors also threatened to marry off one of the hostages.

The latest release followed that of 10 August, where the gunmen released six family members of a former military administrator of Kano, Idris Garba, and another woman.

Mr Mamu said a 90-year-old woman, Halimatu Atta, who is the oldest of the hostages, was among those released today.

Below is the full statement from Mr Gumi

I can confirm that earlier on Friday, four additional victims of the train attack were released by their abductors. The four released victims just left my office.

They said they came collectively to thank me for the past efforts I made to mediate on their behalf and for convincing their abductors to drop the threats of executing them and to plead for all stakeholders especially the federal government to intensify efforts as the condition of the remaining 23 victims they left at the forest is pathetic.

The released persons
The released persons

Amongst those that were released on Friday includes the oldest victim, a grandmother, Mama Halimatu Atta. She is 90 years old. Also released is her daughter, a 53-year-old married woman, Adama Atta Aliyu, (the woman that was bravely shown in the last video protesting and challenging her captors and lamenting the failure to secure their release).

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