Terrorists in Nigeria release lawyer, 2 others, after flogging video
Barrister Hassan Usman, one of the the captives in the custody of Kaduna-Abuja train kidnappers has regained freedom.
He was released on Monday, a day after he was seen in a viral video making passionate appeal to Nigerians, the federal government and the international community to intervene in securing their safe release from captivity.
In the video, the terrorists are seen manhandling some of the victims and flogging them with sticks while the victims cried and pleaded for help.
One of the terrorists, apparently unhappy with the situation, asked two of his accomplices, Ali and Abdullahi, to stop manhandling the victims.
Afterwards, Hassan appeared on camera, narrating how they were kidnapped and lamenting that the Nigerian government has failed to secure their release.
He pleaded with foreign governments – the US, UK and France – to help secure their release.
A family source told Nigerian Sketch that a ransom of N100 million was paid to the terrorists to get Hassan released. He said the family had raised the money earlier and “it was some military personnel that intercepted us and denied us access to the bandits to secure the release of our brother much earlier than now.”
He said two other captives may have also been released.
Although some of the train passengers kidnapped in March have been released, many after the payment of ransom, 43 of the captives including the son of a former military governor of Kano state, Idris Garba, his wife and children are still in captivity.
SOURCE: Nigerian Sketch
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