Terrorists, who attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train on March 28, 2022, said the Managing Director of the Bank of Agriculture (BoA) Alwan Ali-Hassan was released on compassionate ground.
In a video circulating on social media, one of the terrorists, who spoke in Hausa language, said they decided to have mercy on the BOA MD in the spirit of the Ramadan season and his age.
“We are responsible for the attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train and we are allowing the
man to go because of his age and in the spirit of Ramadan.
“This is the tip of the iceberg. We are not after money and government knows
what we want,” he said.
Hassan, who was flanked by the heavily armed terrorists before his release, also confirmed they were releasing him on compassionate grounds.
The BoA MD, who was directed to speak in the video before his release, pleaded with the government to listen to the terrorists so that other captives can be released.
He said: “There are many captives with our abductors here and out of pity, they decided to release me and due to the month of Ramadan, I am appealing to the government to save the lives of other with them”.