Aggrieved Relatives Of Train Passengers Barricade Transportation Ministry, Deny Staff Entry
Families of kidnapped victims of Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack on Monday besieged the headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Transportation, preventing staff of the ministry.The protest is coming 24 hours after a new video emerged showing the terrorists flogging the victims.
The victims were kidnapped during an attack on March 28, 2022, where nine people also died.
Frustrated by the plight of their loved ones, the families on Monday morning stormed the Ministry of Transportation, the Ministry supervising the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), the operator of the train.The protesters, who wielded placards, demanded the release of their people.
As of the time of filing this report, officials of the Ministry were not allowed entry into their offices.
President Muhammadu Buhari has repeatedly directed security operatives to rescue the victims.
Since the attack, four months ago in which 60 passengers were abducted, at least 20 of the victims have been released in batches after they each paid a ransom of N100m while over 40 victims are still in captivity.