Lead negotiator between the government and terrorists who attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train in March, Mallam Tukur Mamu, has hailed Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni for the “crucial role” he played that led to the freedom of some captives.
Some of the passengers abducted from a Kaduna-bound train, including the son of Prof Ango Abdullahi and a Pakistani, were released on Saturday.
Before the weekend, 11 had been released, while a pregnant woman and Managing Director, Bank of Agriculture were freed earlier.
In all, 43 of the over 60 passengers are still in captivity.
Mamu blamed the Federal Government for the delay in the rescue of the captives, singling out Buni for playing a commendable role.