The Nigerian military has secured the release of the 23 remaining passengers held hostage by Boko Haram Terrorists following the attack on the Abuja to Kaduna train.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Chief of Defense Staff Action Committee (CDSAC), Prof. Usman Yusuf on Wednesday.
The statement reads: “I am pleased to announce to the nation and the world that at 1600Hrs. (4:00pm) today, Wednesday 5-10-2022, the seven-man Presidential Committee assembled by the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), General L E O Irabor, secured the release and took custody of all the 23 remaining passengers held hostage by Boko Haram Terrorists following the attack on the Abuja to Kaduna train on 28-3-2022.
“The nation owes a debt of gratitude to the Nigerian Military under the leadership of the CDS who conceived and guided the operation from start to finish. All sister Security Agencies and the Federal Ministry of Transportation contributed immensely to this Operation
This is yet another major win for the Federal Government in its effort to combat security challenges bedeviling the country.
It will be recalled President Muhammadu Buhari, on his Independence Day broadcast, reiterated his administration’s resolve to deal with all forms of security challenges besetting the country.