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President Buhari visits freed Train passengers in Hospital

President Buhari visits freed Train passengers in Hospital

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with the 23 passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack who recently gained thier freedom.

Recall that on March 28, 2022, there was attack on a train on its way to Kaduna which resulted in killings and abductions.

The presidential spokesman Malam Garba Shehu in a statement said Buhari met the victims at the Nigerian Defence Academy hospital.

Shehu said before boarding NAF 001 back to Abuja from the Kaduna International Airport, President Buhari detoured to the hospital, where he also thanked the Nigerian military for their brave services in securing the safe release of the hostages from Boko Haram terrorists.


Shehu said members of the Chief of Defence Staff Action Committee, led by Maj.-Gen. Usman Abdulkadir (Rtd), who facilitated the release of the hostages, were present at the hospital.

Others, according to him, were Maj.-Gen Adamu Jalingo (Rtd), Brig.-Gen. Abubakar Saad (Rtd), Dr. Murtala Ahmed Rufai, Ibrahim Abdulllahi, Amb. Ahmed Magaji and Prof Yusuf Usman, Secretary.

The presidential spokesman said the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. LEO Irabor had earlier introduced the Committee members and briefed the President.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement signed on Thursday titled ‘President Buhari meets freed Kaduna train passengers, thanks Nigerian military for their brave services.’

According to Shehu, the President made an impromptu visit to the hospital to see the victims of the train attack after commissioning Cadets of 69 Regular Course (Army, Navy and Air Force) of the NDA, in Afaka, Kaduna State.

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