Secure release of abducted citizens, Reps tell Buhari


The House of Representatives has called on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to ensure the timely release of passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna train abducted by terrorists.

The lower chamber urged the President to “expedite action to secure the release of the remaining 51 Nigerians kidnapped in the Abuja-Kaduna train attack and all other Nigerians held hostage by bandits and terrorists across the country.”

In addition, the parliament urged the Federal Government to set up a high-powered inter-agency panel to coordinate efforts to ensure the release of abductees across the country, as well as assist their families.

Furthermore, the lawmakers mandated the House Committees on Army, National Security and Intelligence to ensure compliance with the resolutions.

The resolutions were based on the unanimous adoption of a motion titled, ‘Need to secure the release of the kidnapped Abuja- Kaduna train passengers and other Nigerians held captives in the country.’

Messrs Bamidele Salam, Julius Ihonvbere, Aminu Goro, Nnolim Nnaji, Shehu Kakale, Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, Benjamin Mzondu, Jaha Ahmed, Mansur Manu-Soro, Abubakar Yabo and Kingsley Uju jointly sponsored the motion.

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