Kaduna-Abuja Train: Release our commanders, terrorists to FG
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The terrorist that attacked the Kaduna-Abuja train, are demanding the release of 16 of their top commanders and sponsors in government custody, in exchange for the release of the over 100 individuals abducted on March 28.
Dependable security sources said the bandits carried out the violent attack on the train just to abduct passengers who could be used to bargain for the release of their commanders and sponsors in detention.
The PUNCH gathered on Monday that the arrest of the suspects had severely hampered the deadly activities of the bandits who are collaborating with the Boko Haram terrorist group to unleash malevolent attacks across the country.
A senior official said the terrorists were being hampered by the arrest of their top commanders, as their sources of funding had been greatly impacted by the arrest of their sponsors.
“The bandits have made contact with the government but the issue now involves the Interpol because they have international collaborators. Security operatives are working to identify their connection to Boko Haram.
“The bandits are after their people who are in custody. They are demanding the release of 16 sponsors and commanders in exchange for the abducted train passengers. That’s why they said in a video that the government knows what they want.”
“We arrested some of their commanders and those sponsoring them in Dubai and Nigeria. We have about 16 commanders and sponsors in custody, so they are demanding their release because their sources of funding are declining. I hope the authorities would not release the commanders and sponsors to them because we are getting information on the bandits from the suspects,” the source noted.
However, the official noted that “What they want is prisoners exchange and money. It is a lie that they don’t want money; they want both money and prisoners exchange.” He said.