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Nigeria Families Call for Release of Kidnapped Relatives After Fresh Threats From Kidnappers

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Abuja, Nigeria — An indication was held on the Ministry of Transportation in Abuja on Monday morning by the family members of victims nonetheless in captivity.

The protest was triggered by footage launched Sunday by the abductors, who had been proven mercilessly flogging the captives. The abductors additionally threatened to kill a number of the victims and promote the remaining if the federal government didn’t reply to their calls for.

Additionally they threatened to abduct Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai.

It isn’t clear what the terrorists’ calls for are, however the video triggered criticism of the federal government’s incapability to rescue the victims.

On Sunday, the president’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, referred to as the terrorists’ threats “propaganda” and mentioned safety and protection forces “have their plans and methods of doing issues.”

Shehu was not instantly out there for additional remark, however safety analyst Senator Iroegbu mentioned the terrorists can not presumably kidnap the president. However he warned that the threats have to be taken significantly.

“They’re attempting to indicate that they are extra emboldened and there is nothing the commander in chief can do. They might odor weak spot, that this authorities is weak. The worry is that residents are extra weak.”

9 folks had been killed, and scores kidnapped on the Abuja-Kaduna practice the evening of March 28 after armed males bombed the tracks and derailed the transferring practice.

Consultants blamed the assault on an unprecedented alliance between jihadists and felony gangs.

Within the latest video, one of many terrorists claimed to have been free of the Kuje jail in Abuja after a jail break on July 5.