Bandits holding the remaining 51 Kaduna-Abuja train victims, have shot one of the victims, leaving him in a critical condition.
This was revealed by Malam Tukur Mamu, the negotiator between the bandits and the Federal Government.
“I can confirm to you that the said passenger has been shot and the information is credible,” he said on Wednesday.
He identified the victim shot as Mohammed Al’amin, adding that he is currently in a critical condition.
Mamu had facilitated the release of 11 of the passengers, just as he raised alarm two weeks ago that snake bites and other reptiles, are source of serious concern to the victims.
He said the government must be prepared to take full responsibility if they fail to act on time.
Mamu said there has been constant communication but government is yet to take action.
“I know what is in this crisis and that is why I keep emphasising that President Buhari must be prepared to take painful compromises if they are really committed to securing these innocent victims alive,” he said.
“With what we have succeeded in doing, the windows and opportunity we opened which there’s none hitherto, the government has the power to bring this to an end within three to four days.
“I assure them we can do it with their support and cooperation, and if it didn’t happen as long as government do the needful I will agree and accept to take full responsibility. Cases of emergency such as this doesn’t require unnecessary bureaucracy.”