The federal government has said its efforts to rescue the kidnapped victims of the Kaduna-Abuja train attack will not be hampered by the arrest of Desert Herald publisher and bandit negotiator Tukur Mamu.
Speaking to reporters after a meeting of the National Security Council chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari in the council chamber of the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday, September 15, Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Maigari Dingiyadi said that There was no need for alarm as there are other negotiators involved with the kidnappers.
Daily Trust reported that since Mamu’s arrest, the other train victims have not contacted their family members.
Mohammed Sabiu Barau, whose younger brother, a member of the Corps, is still in captivity, told the Daily Trust that they had left everything in the hands of God. He told the publication;
“We experience trauma every day, but as Muslims we are optimistic about the future. We always pray for Allah’s intervention. Every day we hope to see him return home but we have no haven’t heard from him yet.
“But what we’ve heard recently is that the committee set up by the government to look into the situation is doing something about it, so we’re hoping for the best.”