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President Buhari meets freed Kaduna train passengers 

President Buhari visits freed passengers of the Kaduna train that were abducted



President Buhari and the recently released passengers

Precious Yusuf 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday,October 6th, met with the 23 freed passengers of the March 28, 2022 Abuja-Kaduna train attack. 

He met the passengers at the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, hospital in Kaduna.

The President’s media aide, Garba Shehu, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

According to the presidential aide, Buhari made an impromptu visit to the hospital to see the victims of the train attack after commissioning Cadets of 69 Regular Course (Army, Navy and Air Force) of the NDA, in Afaka, Kaduna State.

Before boarding NAF 001 back to Abuja from the Kaduna International Airport, Buhari detoured to the hospital to see the passengers. He also thanked the Nigerian military for their brave services in securing the safe release of the hostages.

Members of the Chief of Defence Staff Action Committee, led by retired Maj.-Gen. Usman Abdulkadir, who facilitated the release of the train victims, were present at the hospital.

They included retired Maj.-Gen Adamu Jalingo, retired Brig.-Gen. Abubakar Saad, Dr Murtala Rufai, Ibrahim Abdulllahi, Amb. Ahmed Magaji and Prof Yusuf Usman, Secretary.

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Leo Irabor had earlier introduced the Committee members and briefed the president about the situation. 

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