By Marcus Ikechukwu
One of the two pregnant women who fell victims to the abduction has been delivered of a baby, while still inside the den of the kidnappers, Elendu Reports has gathered.
The terrorists struck on March 28, 2022 killing eight persons including a medical doctor and the General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress TUC, Musa Lawal and abducting several others.
While calls have gone to the affected families for payment of ransom, the terrorists have released videos and pictures showing the abductees in captivity.
In the latest video the kidnapped victims, called for the intervention of the Federal Government.
The bandits threatened to kill the abductees if the Federal Government did not meet their demands.
The assailants as insisting that they were not after a ransom, but an exchange of the abducted passengers with their commanders who are allegedly in government custody.
The relatives of the victims later appealed to the government to ensure the release of their loved ones from captivity, but the abductees have not regained freedom.
However, one of the pregnant women among the kidnapped train passengers was quoted by a family source as having given birth over the weekend.
The woman, who was said to be eight months pregnant as 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.
“According to sources, the terrorists are Kanuri speaking, suggesting that they were from the North-east region and backed by the deadly Islamic state group- ISWAP.
The train departed Abuja at about 6 p.m. and was expected to arrive Kaduna 8 p.m. But fell to an attack at about 7.45 p.m.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) said that as of April 4, 2022, 191 out of the 362 validated passengers on board the train were confirmed safe at their various homes, while 22 people were reported missing by their relatives and eight persons confirmed dead.