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Train attack victims demand Federal Government compensation 

The 63 kidnapped victims of the March 28 train attack on the Abuja-Kaduna passengers are demanding compensation from the Federal Government to enable them to start a new life.

Their demand came barely 24 hours after the Nigerian Railway Corporation resumed train services on the Abuja-Kaduna route.

The deadly attack claimed the lives of nine passengers.

Speaking to journalists in Kaduna on Tuesday, the victims lamented that most of them lost their means of livelihood during the period they were in the custody of the terrorists who kidnapped them during that attack.

They also claimed that the Federal Government was yet to fulfil the promises made to them shortly after meeting with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), upon their release in October, noting that most of them were already suffering from depression and psychological disorder that required urgent medical attention.

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Ugamatv  reported that terrorists had released their captors in batches until the last batch of 23 hostages in September, out of the entire 65 hostages taken by the terrorists.

On March 28, 2022, terrorists planted explosive devices along the rail track and when the Abuja-Kaduna bound AK-9 passenger train approached the point, the device exploded, causing the train to derail, leading to the death of eight passengers.

Mariam Idris and Bala Mohammed spoke on behalf of the victims.

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