Following plans by the Nigerian Railway Corporation to resume activities on the Abuja-Kaduna axis, families of kidnapped passengers have said they would picket the train stations.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation Managing Director, Fidet Okhiria, has expressed, while featuring on a TV programme, that the corporation is under tremendous pressure from Nigerians to resume operation. He stated further that the corporation has carefully weighed its options before taking the decision to resume operations.
He further reiterated that the corporation has worked to the extreme in the last one month to ensure that the hostages are released.
However, one of the leaders of the families of the victims involved in the AK9 Abuja-Kaduna train kidnap, Hassan Mohammed, has declared that a peaceful protest would be held in Abuja and Kaduna to express the families’ displeasure at the decision to resume activities at the stations.
Speaking further, Idayat Yusuf, the group’s spokesperson expressed that the families have exercised enough patience, noting that it was inconsiderate of the NRC to announce resumption of operation.
She added that it is inhumane to have some customers as kidnap victims in the den of kidnappers and still be concerned about resumption of train operations.