Terrorists have threatened to kidnap Nigeria’s most important citizen just a few weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari’s convoy was ambushed in Katsina State. …
Terrorists have threatened to kidnap Nigeria’s most important citizen just a few weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari’s convoy was ambushed in Katsina State.
Prior to Sallah, a presidential advance team’s convoy was ambushed as it travelled to Buhari’s hometown of Daura.
The attack, which the presidency claimed was repulsed, left two people injured.
The assault on the convoy took place on the same day that the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) raided Abuja’s Kuje Prison and released around 800 captives, including all the terrorists held there.
The train kidnappers were described as being ecstatic when the Kuje prisoners were freed in a Daily Trust article.
The terrorists who kidnapped more than 60 people off the Abuja-Kaduna train on March 28 vowed to kidnap and kill both Buhari and Malam Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, in a new video that Daily Trust obtained.
The terrorists also bragged about their plans to overthrow the government, execute the passengers still in their care, and sell out the others.
According to reports, several passengers were released after paying N100 million each.