The Ansaru terrorists group, who claimed to have kidnapped the Abuja-Kaduna practice passengers in March, has once more threatened to kill one of many remaining 50 victims day by day, if federal authorities refused to be forthcoming on their launch.
That is simply as households, kin and buddies of the remaining 50 kidnapped practice passengers held a peaceable avenue protest in Kaduna on Wednesday, to drive house their demand for the quick launch of the practice assault victims.
The go-between negotiating for the discharge of the 50 victims between the Federal Authorities and the terrorists, Malam Tukur Mamu days in the past raised an alarm over the well being situation of the victims, noting that they’re affected by snake chew and susceptible to different well being challenges. Mamu later confirmed that one of many victims was shot as a warning to hasten Federal Authorities’s response to their calls for.
Nonetheless, an audio clip in circulation, believed to be a voice of one of many Ansaru group members, they’ve once more threatened to kill the victims as a result of the federal government has failed to maneuver for his or her launch.
Tukur, the Kaduna based mostly writer, confirmed on Wednesday that the audio was actual and that the group had fastened Wednesday (as we speak) to hold out the risk. “They turned provoked on Monday after giving us one other alternative. I used to be crying and pleading with them that since there’s a delay from the federal government, they need to focus on with the members of the family instantly to barter the victims’ launch.
“Primarily based on the plea, they agreed to barter instantly with the victims’ households. However they mentioned they’re giving us until Wednesday, that if there was nothing concrete from these which can be within the negotiation, they are going to begin slaughtering a few of the victims,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, the households and buddies of the victims converged on Nagwamatse Home, Kaduna as early as 7:30am on Wednesday morning with varied placards with totally different inscriptions calling for the quick launch of the remaining 50 kidnapped practice passengers. At precisely 8:05am, the protesters stormed the most important Kaduna streets with placards carrying varied messages, whereas chanting, “launch our family members”.
Addressing journalists after the protest, chief of the discussion board of households, Dr Abdulfatai Jimoh mentioned: “Immediately is precisely 100 days since our family members had been kidnapped, it was meant to be a journey of two hours, nevertheless, it turned out to be 100 harrowing days. Since then issues haven’t been the identical with us. One can not think about what our family members are going by way of in these final 100 days within the deep forest, the identical garments, no clear water to drink, no medical care.
“Lots of them are sick, one has even been shot and injured, we don’t know his situation now. We now have been speaking to the federal government we’ve got been interesting to them within the final 100 days to rescue our family members, however thus far we’ve got not seen a lot. It’s actually very disappointing. we’re interesting once more to the federal government to do all that’s essential to convey out our family members within the shortest time potential.
“Should you bear in mind, our family members spent their Easter within the bush, the Eid-el-Fitr within the bush. Immediately we’re simply three days away from Eid-el-Kabir. We’re praying that they are going to spend the Eid-el-Kabir with us.That is our hope and prayer. We would like the federal government to do all that’s mandatory. We all know it’s potential. They will do it, they need to do it please.”
Talking additional, Jimoh famous that, “it’s a duty they owed us as Nigerian residents. We’re residents in our nation. We must be free to maneuver in all places. We must be protected. We now have surrendered our sovereignty. We now have surrendered our safety to the federal government and it’s incumbent on them to do what is important to guard us. Our family members are in captivity for 100 days now, we’re interesting to Mr President and his safety chiefs to do what is important inside their powers.
“We all know they will do it, and may do it for us please within the title of God. We’re all weak to this example. We predict them within the subsequent few hours by the particular grace of God not even days. We all know they’re on it. They need to conclude it,” he lamented.