Train attack: Bandits release pregnant woman on compassionate ground

The bandits who attacked a Kaduna-bound train in March and seized over 100 passengers have released one of the victims, who is a pregnant woman, claiming that she was released on compassionate ground.

Penpushing reports that, source said the woman whose identity was yet to be released as at the time of filing this report is one of the two pregnant women, while the other one recently gave birth in the custody of the abductors

The pregnant woman in two-minute video footage said the bandits treated them with respect in captivity, adding that they were provided with food and medication, and also confirmed that the other pregnant woman gave birth to a child.

“Peace be on to you all. I’m among the Kaduna train passengers abducted by bandits on the 28 of March. They took us into the bush without stating their reasons but we thank God because they didn’t maltreat us and they fed us well. We conducted our fasting and if you’re sick they give you medication’, she said.

“They look at our conditions, especially like me whose continued staying there may pose danger to our health, especially considering my pregnancy has reached an advanced stage that’s why they decided to release me on compassionate ground’.

Penpushing further reports that, it is recalled that the gunmen had on March 28 attacked the train around the Katari and Rijana axis of Kaduna, killing at least nine people, wounded several others and abducted several others.

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