Kaduna Train Attack: Abducted Passenger Who Spoke In New Video Released By Terrorists Identified As A Lawyer, Hassan Usman
One of the abducted passengers of the ill-fated Abuja/Kaduna train attack who spoke in the new video released by terrorists has been identified as Hassan Usman, a lawyer.
In the new video, the terrorists are seen flogging some of the victims with sticks while they cried and pleaded for help.
Barrister Usman and some other victims appeared on camera and spoke, lamenting that the Nigerian government has failed to secure their release.
“I am one of those involved in the train mishap. That train belonged to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Government has the responsibility to rescue us, but has failed,” Usman said.
“We called on our relations who were willing to rescue us but the Nigerian government due to being insensitive to our plight did not allow our relations to rescue us
“This is why we are calling on the big nations of the world such as England, America, France and the remaining international community, the likes of Saudi Arabia, to intervene in this matter with a view to finding a solution
“Truly, these people ( terrorists), their intention was not for us to even spend one week in captivity. They wanted their demands to be met so that they release us. But Nigeria showed no concern over this matter, showing no care
“We are therefore calling on these big nations of the world, France, Saudi Arabia,England and America,the international community, ECOWAS, AU, they should please help and intervene in this matter. They should come and help us so that a solution could be reached that will enable us reunite with our families,” he added.
One Ahmed Abdul, who posted photos of the lawyer, described the fresh video as distasteful and traumatizing.
“The latest released flogging video of the kidnaped Abuja – Kaduna train passengers by the ungodly kidnappers who are believed to be Boko Haram members is distasteful, horrendous and traumatizing,” he wrote.
“No reasonable person will have a sound sleep, if watches that video, is so sad looking at how Nigerian government is dancing to the tune of this illiterate criminals.”