At least sixty eight persons are with the terrorist group that kidnapped travellers from the scene of the March twenty eight train attack.
Daily Trust had reported how the armed gang bombed the rail track, forcing the train to derail when that they opened fire on passengers.
Before the arrival of security operatives, a number of the passengers were killed while others were kidnapped.
In its update a week when the attack, the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) had said it couldn’t account for 146 passengers.
But the director of the Bank of Agriculture (BOA), mr Alwan Hassan, who was discharged by the group last wednesday provided the figures of the captives whereas recounting his ordeal.
Hassan, Daily Trust gathered, provided details of the abductees and his own ordeal in the hands of the abductors in separate briefings to family members, the Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, and relatives of other abductees.
Attempt by Daily Trust to hear directly from him was, however, unsuccessful as he declined a direct interview when our reporters visited his home on Friday.
But a family member of one of the kidnapped persons said the BOA director told them that the victims were made to trek for 5 days, resting intermittently in transit camps, before they arrived at the main camp of the attackers around Shiroro local government area in Niger State.
He was said to have identified many of the captives by name from the pictures presented by their families, saying but some of the abductees suffered shot wounds.
Hassan assured the visiting family members that all the captives were doing fine as all the wounded were treated by medics brought by the attackers.
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