Friends and families of abducted passengers of the attacked Kaduna-Abuja bound train have staged a protest to beg the Federal Government to yield to the demands of the bandits to avoid their family members being killed.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that bandits have issued out a seven-day ultimatum to the FG to dance to their tunes or have all abductees in their custody killed.
One of their demands is the unconditional release of their detained children held in an orphanage home in Adamawa State under the strict supervision of the Nigerian Army as well as the release of their detained comrade.
Day two of the Ultimatum, family members and friends of the victims have staged a peaceful protest in Kaduna appealing to president Buhari-led Federal Government to look into the direction of the bandits’ demands so their loved ones can be released.
They added that the victims have been subjected to psychological and emotional torture in the custody of the bandits.
They said it’s now 58 days their loved ones have been in captivity, beaten by the sun and rain besides other psychological problems
The statement which was read out by their leaders, Dr Abdulfatai Jimoh and Dr Ba’aba Muhammad, also appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to consider their demand.
“Article 7 of the Third Geneva Convention provides for the rights and protection of prisoners of war. In a similar manner, the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) also protects persons deprived of liberty as a result of armed conflicts before their eventual release.
“We are appealing to the abductors of our family members to show compassion to them as fellow Nigerians,” it said.Amid