One of the abducted victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack who regained his freedom on Monday morning, Hassan Usman said he’s sorry for the other victims still present at the captivity.
Speaking in an interview with the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation, Usman said he’s now a happy man but still wants well-meaning Nigerians to help other victims.
He said, “the government has failed in providing security for life and property. It has failed to rescue us.
“I don’t know whether ransom was paid to rescue us.
“When the rain started; they erected makeshift shelters for us. They fed us according to their capacity. At times, they even slaughtered cattle and sheep for us. Even yesterday they slaughtered a cow and we ate; we thank Allah.
“Because of the government’s attitude, they were angered and they thoroughly beat us. We were severely flogged and that was just the beginning. This makes me pity those that are still with them in the forest.”