Terrorists who kidnapped some Passengers during an attack on Abuja-Kaduna Train have released the Managing Director of the Bank of Agriculture, Alwan Ali-Hassan.

Ali-hassan, Agriculture Bank MD

The kidnappers said he was released in the spirit of Ramadan.

The terrorists made this known in a video posted on Twitter by a Senior Conflict Analyst at the Tony Blair Institute, Bulama Bukarti.

In the video, Ali-Hassan was flanked by four heavily armed men dressed in military camouflage.

After a short prayer, one of the Terrorists said, “We are the ones who kidnapped the people on the train. We decided to release this man (Ali-Hassan) because of the honour of the month of Ramadan and because he is old. He has been pleading since we kidnapped him”.

“The government should know that the train attack is just a little of what we can do.”

Also, Ali-Hassan, said he was freed because of his age.

Analysing the video, Bukarti said that early evidence suggests that Abuja-Kaduna train attackers are Boko Haram fighters.

Cynthia Akere

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