‘I treated bandits’ — freed Kaduna train passenger recounts experience in captivity

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    Mustapha Imam, one of the victims of the Kaduna-Abuja train attack, said he treated bandits while in captivity.

    TheCable had reported that five of the abducted passengers were released earlier on Tuesday.

    In a video shared by Tukur Mamu, publisher of Desert Herald who had been involved in negotiations for their release, the freed passenger described his experience in the hands of the abductors as “terrible”.

    Imam, an associate professor of medical biochemistry at the Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, said he would not wish his experience on an enemy.

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    “My experience is terrible. You can see, I just finished shedding tears of joy. I happy that I am free and would be reunited with my family very very soon,” he said.

    “The experience I have been through in the last four months is not something that I will wish on my enemy. The situation was really terrible.

    “In the last two weeks, we were okay. But for the three and a half months, we were actually very very hungry. There were days we ate once in a day.

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    “I was the medical doctor in the camp. I was treating captives as well as the bandits.

    “There was no medication in the camp. There was a lady who went into coma because there was no medication to treat her of malaria.”

    He called on the government to do everything possible to ensure the release of the victims still in captivity.

    “I will like to call on government to take whatever necessary steps to ensure the release of the remaining people,” he added.

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    See video below.

     

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