Terrorists responsible for the March 28 attack on a Kaduna-bound train have released a video of them manhandling and beating their victims while also threatening to abduct President Muhammadu Buhari as well as Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El- Rufai.
In the eleven-minute video released by the insurgents over the weekend, the male victims were separated from the women, after which they were flogged mercilessly with make-shift canes.
The terrorists asked the Nigerian government to yield to their demands adding that they would be left with no choice but to kill the victims if their demands are not met. They also threatened to kidnap Nigerian leaders if something is not done urgently about meeting their demands.
“This is our message to the government of Nigeria and just as you have seen these people here, by God’s grace, you will see your leaders; your senators and governors will come before us.
“These ones you are seeing here, we will keep some as our slaves and sell them off just as our Imam told you in the past.
“Just like the Chibok girls that were sold off, we will equally sell these ones as slaves. If you don’t adhere to our demands, we will kill the ones we need to kill and sell the remaining.
“By God’s grace, el-Rufai, Buhari, we will bring them here,” one of the terrorists said in the video.
Another terrorist who also spoke in the video said,
” You should understand, look properly it’s not our intention to , but it’s the outcome of what the Nigerian government is doing, setting a committee, a tea party in Kaduna to deliberate on how to rescue these people. They are there, enjoying the tea.
“You should know that there is nothing that the committee can do. They can’t do anything. Are you not relying on guns? Your aircraft and your guns are like spiders web to Allah. We are for Allah, we are doing it for Allah. We are not afraid of anybody.
“You should know that this is a little that you’ve seen. Know that, if our demands are not met, this place will become an abattoir.”
Meanwhile, the exhausted victims in the video appealed to the international community such as the United Nations, African Union and Saudi Arabia to come to their aid since according to them, the Nigerian government has failed to rescue them from the hands of the terrorists.
A male captive who spoke explained that the terrorists had no intention of keeping them for more than a week if the demands of the kidnappers were not met by the Federal Government.