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NewsShehu Sani To Join Protest For Release Of Train Attack Victims

Shehu Sani To Join Protest For Release Of Train Attack Victims

Shehu Sani To Join Protest For Release Of Train Attack Victims

By: Femi Mustapha


Worried by the failure to secure the release of victims of the Kaduna – Abuja attack after over 95 days in the hands of the terrorists, Former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central in the Upper Chamber, Senator Shehu Sani has declared interest to join the planned protest by family members to force the Federal Government to hasten action to secure their release.

Shehu Sani, who is also the President of, the Civil Rights Congress (CRC) promised to be physically present during the protest to lend his voice to call on the government to act now and not later for the sake of the lives of victims, who according to him are suffering untold hardship in the forest.

Speaking during a private meeting with the family members of the victims in Kaduna, Senator Shehu Sani said, ”As long as they remain a hostage in the hands of terrorists, the people of Northwestern Nigeria and the whole country will never be free and comfortable”.

Speaking further, he said, ” You can imagine how an 85-year mother living in a forest, in a rainy season like this, having to contain live with wild animals and serpents in the forest. Our comfort and safety are tied to the freedom of these hostages”

“It is only unimaginable that a nation with a population of over 211 million people, with such enormous investment in security and defense, but is so impossible to get the hostages out.

“Their lives are our lives, their situation reflects the situation in the country. If they can’t sleep, we can’t sleep.

“Now for three months, we have all been put under tension, all because of the situation of these abducted mothers, sisters, brothers, and children.”

He, however, commended the efforts of the negotiators and urged them never to relent until all abducted are released.

“What is very clear to every one of us is that the life of every hostage is more important than any price we are going to pay to get them out. There is no price that is too much to get these hostages out of captivity.

“The terrorists have made their demands, and I believe it is not too much for the federal government to do all that is needed to get these hostages out of captivity.” He stated.

Narrating the ordeal of victims to Shehu Sani, Abdulfatai Jimoh, one of the leaders and relatives of the kidnapped victims, said some of the victims were released about three weeks ago. The information gathered from them revealed they are facing terrible conditions.

According to him, they sleep in the open, under the sun, under the rain, and are exposed to environmental as well as health hazards.

“We have done all we could humanly possible to secure their release and now we have resolved to embark on a physical protest to force the Federal Government to act immediately and get our mothers, sisters, brothers, and children out of the forest.”


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