Terrorists who attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train have contacted relatives of some of the victims of the attack and asked them to get ready for ransom payment.
Bandits attacked the Kaduna-bound train from Abuja, killed about eight, injured 26, and kidnapped scores on Monday evening.
Some kidnapped victims’ families members, on Thursday, said they received phone calls on Wednesday evening, asking them not to entertain fear over the sudden disappearance of their loved ones, assuring them of their safety, but that they should be prepared for their calls for ransom.
Musa Abilewa, a family member of one of the kidnapped victims, disclosed that the terrorists spoke with him, saying his brother is fine.
According to him, the bandits said he should be well prepared for ransom.
“I spoke with one of the bandits who said my brother was fine. He said I should be ready to pay for feeding my brother since he was kidnapped,” he said, sobering.
Another relative of a kidnapped victim, Mrs. Ngozi, who said he was discharged from the hospital in Kaduna on Thursday, said the only sister in the family was among those kidnapped.
According to him, “they called me while about to be discharged from hospital early morning on Wednesday. I spoke with my sister too, who said I should try all I could, to pay, if they demand ransom.”
“Though I did not speak with my mother, my sister assured me she is fine,” he said.
Another family member, Yahaya Abdul also revealed that the bandits contacted him and told him his brother was alright and that he should expect their call.