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Train Attack: Abducted Pregnant Passenger Gives Birth In Bandits' Camp


The Daily Crucible | Thursday, April 28, 2022

A pregnant woman who happened to be one of the passengers abducted from a train in Kaduna on March 28, 2022, has been delivered of a baby while still in captivity.

A family member of the victim disclosed this in an interview with ARISE TV.

The family member told the television station that a doctor was smuggled into the camp to attend to the woman during labour.

The development raised concern as well as gave insight into the likely organisational and coordination arrangements of the terrorists because of the way they were able to move medical supplies into the forest to assist an expectant mother.

“The woman who was reportedly eight months pregnant at the time of the attack, gave birth safely after the terrorists were said to have invited the medical personnel to attend to her. The state of health of the baby is however unknown.”

“According to reports by family sources, she gave birth with the aid of doctors brought in by the terrorists. We can also report that the terrorists are demanding the release of their top commanders in exchange for the abducted train passengers,” ARISE said in its report.

However, the families of the kidnapped have continued to call on the government to secure their release, but the terrorists were asking for a swap.

The bandits asked the Nigerian Government to swap the abductees with their commanders who are in detention.


•The abductees

• The abductees

Meanwhile, the bandits have released fresh pictures showing victims of the Abuja - Kaduna train terror attack on passengers in March.

One the picture revealed men, with half of them standing and the other half seated while the other showed women and children seated.

The Daily Crucible reports that on March 28, terrorists attacked the Kaduna-bound train, killing eight passengers, injuring 41 and kidnapping scores of others.

Later, the terrorists threatened to kill the abductees if government fails to provide what they want and a video of the victims surfaced online afterwards.

The terror attack on the train left some of the passengers dead, others injured even as the attackers abducted a number of the stranded passengers as revealed in the pictures above.

Some of the victims were at the time, hospitalised at the 44 Army Reference Hospital and their names include; Haruna Muhammed, Mohammed Modibo, Ibrahim Wakala; Abdulahi Yahaya, Ismail Saidu, Abdumalik Rasheedat, Musa Ishawan.

Others are Hadiza Umar, Aisha Yusuf, Mohammed Ameen, Abubakar Hauwau, Aliyu Sulaiman, Olaosebikan Bilikisu,Yakubu Nuhu, Mrs Leola Abdulbasit and Umar Mohammed.

A former Deputy Governor of Zamfara State, Ibrahim Wakkala, was among the travellers attacked on the Abuja-Kaduna train by terrorists.

                         •Dr. Chinelo

Also, a medical doctor identified as Megafu Chinelo, died some hours after she made a post on Twitter to notify her followers that she had been shot on that il fated Kaduna-bound train. She was buried few days ago.

The duo of Musa-Lawal Ozigi, secretary-general of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Akin Akinsola, Kwara state chairman of TUC, were killed during the attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train on that March 28.

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, had said that eight bodies were recovered, while 26 others were confirmed injured.

Aruwan also said some others were still unaccounted for.

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