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Train attack: Bandits’ use of captives as shields making confrontation difficult

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President Buhari has mentioned that the bandits who attacked the Abuja-Kaduna prepare are utilizing their abductees as human shields and that is making it tough for the navy to confront the assailants.

 

Recall that eight individuals had been killed and a number of other individuals had been kidnapped by the bandits. 

 

In accordance with a press release by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, the President whereas receiving some residents of the federal capital territory (FCT) on the statehouse on Sallah homage, nevertheless, gave the reassurance that his authorities would discover each alternative to safe the captives alive and unharmed.

 

“As we have a good time this event with pleasure amidst family and friends members, we’re absolutely acutely aware of the truth that many households in our nation are in a state of worry and anxiousness on account of the various captives held by terrorists in opposition to their will, together with these taken away after the tragic bombing of the Abuja-Kaduna prepare.

I’ve directed safety companies to make sure fast and secure restoration of all victims of kidnapping. I urge the railway administration to right away arrange a scenario room for the coordination of the rescue mission and for a minute by minute engagement with the households of the captives.

This could ease their ache and anxiousness as we push the navy to discovering a secure return to their households. My intention is to see all these in captivity safely rescued.

Let me guarantee Nigerians that the bandits are simply pushing their luck, however that is just for some time earlier than they’re lastly crushed. They’re utilizing civilians as human shields, thereby making it tough to confront them straight.”

 

Talking additional, Buhari mentioned the bandits might resort to harming hostages when attacked, including that “any rescue operation that leads to the demise of any hostage can’t be deemed a hit”.

 

“The federal government doesn’t need this type of tragic consequence. It’s a fancy scenario that calls for correct dealing with. The first goal of any rescue operation is to free the hostages safely, unhurt and alive. Let me make it clear, nevertheless, that defeating the terrorists and bandits requires greater than weapons; we additionally want human intelligence which is critical to frustrate terrorist plans.”the President was quoted as saying

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