The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has unveiled the identities of those responsible for Monday’s dastardly attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train in which many were killed, some injured and many others kidnapped.
The daring attack which sent shockwaves down the spines of Nigerians was jointly executed by Boko Haram members and bandit terrorists, the Governor disclosed.
He made the disclosure on Friday while speaking with newsmen shortly after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on the security situation in Kaduna State as well as the recent attacks in the state, Naija News reports.
Governor El-Rufai also confirmed that the terrorists have started contacting some of the family members of those they kidnapped but ruled out the possibility of his government paying ransom to secure their release.
He said, “They have contacted some of the families but they have not made specific demands yet.
“They are not the ordinary kidnappers, it’s Boko Haram members that connived with bandits to launch the attack and so our thought is, they may demand the government to pay the ransom.”
He remained optimistic that security forces will locate the bandits in their hideout and rescue the victims safely.
It will be recalled that former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani also recently identified the major bandits operating in the north as Bello Turji, Dogo Gide, Manjagara, and Balleri, wondering why they still roam freely, grant interviews on radio and the security agencies have not arrested them.
He accused the security agencies and agents of only carrying out ‘eye-service’ operations.