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Nigerians react as Terrorists Flog Train Abductees, Threatens Buhari

There was an outrage from Nigerians on Sunday over the brutal whipping of some of the 43 passengers abducted from the Kaduna-Abuja train by their captors.

No fewer than eight persons were killed and 61 others kidnapped during the attack at Katari, Kaduna, on March 28.

In a viral video posted on social media, the hoodlums were seen flogging the male victims who wailed in pain as their female counterparts watched helplessly in horror and fear.

The 10 minutes, 51 seconds video which was captured on a mobile phone showed a leader of the abducted passengers soliciting the assistance of the United States, the United Kingdom, France and other members of the international community.

The video generated widespread anger from the victims’ families and Nigerians who berated the Federal Government over its failure to rescue the hostages who had been in captivity for about four months.

The terrorists, who were demanding a N100m ransom for each of the 43 abductees, were said to have been annoyed by the delayed payment of the ransom.

As part of their demands, the militants had requested the release of 15 terrorist commanders, including their children detained by the military and an undisclosed amount of cash.

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