President Muhammadu Buhari has directed increased efforts through kinetic and non-kinetic means to bring the case of the kidnapped railway passengers in Kaduna State.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity,
Malam Garba Shehu, announced the president’s directive Tuesday in a
statement titled “President Buhari Directs Urgency in Dealing with
Kidnapped Railway Passengers’ Case”.
The passengers were abducted when bandits attacked a train plying
Abuja-Kaduna route on March 28, 2022.
The presidential spokesman said the government had continued to
review the issue of the passengers and making all efforts to trace and
bring back the 51 or more still being held in custody.
Shehu said upon the President’s approval, the government had continued
on the two-lane approach, kinetic and non-kinetic, to secure the
passengers’ safe release.
President Buhari welcomes the return of the recently released passengers
back to their families and loved ones, while expressing his solemn
commitment to the families of those still in captivity, assuring that there
will be no let-up until they are reunited with their families in the shortest