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Release of train attack victims remains priority- Transportation Minister

The Federal Government on Monday said it was making all efforts to secure the release of the 43 persons still held captive by the terrorists, following the attack on an Abuja-Kaduna passenger train.

The Federal Ministry of Transportation, in a statement, said the Minister, Engr. Mu’azu Sambo, made known the resolve while addressing families of the victims of the ill-fated March 28, 2022 train attack, who led a peaceful protest to the Ministry demanding the release of their loved ones.

“The government has not been sleeping from the enquiries I have made. There are some things you do not say in public, but I want you to give me time. Let me resume properly in this office and I promise you, this will be the first issue I am going to tackle by grace of God,” the minister assured.

Engr. Sambo requested for details of contacts, names, addresses and telephone numbers that he can reach, promising to be in constant engagement with until every single person in captivity regains freedom and gets united with their families.

The statement also disclosed that the Minister said a Situation Room would be created to constantly keep the families abreast of efforts by the government to secure the release of the remaining victims.




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