The Federal Government has commenced dialogue with terrorists that attacked the Abuja-Kaduna bound train in March 2022, where passengers were killed and many abducted.
This was disclosed by families of the abducted passengers when addressing newsmen in Kaduna on Friday.
The terrorists which have since released Managing Director of the Bank of Agriculture, Alwan Hassan, after an alleged N100 million ransom had earlier threatened to kill the kidnapped passengers if their demands were not met.
“After the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, we heard from the Federal Government through the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed that the government is in dialogue. That government is already discussing with the abductors of our relatives,” said Dr Jimoh Fatai, who has been designated as chairman of the group pressing for the release of their loved ones.
“We are happy about it, we note it, we acknowledge it and we appreciate the efforts of the government in that regard. What we are now appealing for is that government should speed up the process,” he said.