As Kidnapped Victims Spend 100 Days In Terrorist’s Lair, Shehu Sani Reveals His Next Plan
The former senator representing Kano center, Senator Shehu Sani, has declared his interest in joining the protest planned by family members of the Kaduna-Abuja train attack, to force the federal government to speed up the action to obtain the release of the victims.
The human rights activist has promised to be physically present at the protest to lend his voice to the call for the government to act now and not later for the sake of the lives of the victims, who he says , suffer untold difficulties in the forest.
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 will mark 100 days the victims were abducted by their captors
Speaking at a private meeting with the family members of the victims in Kaduna, Senator Sani said: “As long as they remain hostage to the hands of terrorists, the people of North West Nigeria and all of countries will never be free and comfortable.
“You can imagine how an 85-year-old mother living in a forest, in a rainy season like this, has to contain herself to live with wild animals and snakes in the forest. Our comfort and safety are linked to the freedom of these hostages.
“It is simply unimaginable that a nation with a population of over 211 million, with such a huge investment in security and defense, but it would be so impossible to get the hostages out.
“Their lives are our lives, their situation reflects the situation in the country. If they can’t sleep, we can’t sleep.
“Now, for three months, we have all been under stress, all because of the situation of these abducted mothers, sisters, brothers and children.”
He however hailed the efforts of the negotiators and urged them never to give in until all the kidnapped are released.
“What is very clear to all of us is that the life of each hostage is more important than the price we will pay to get them out. There is no price too high to get them out. these hostages of captivity.
“The terrorists have made their demands and I think it’s not too much for the federal government to do whatever is necessary to get these hostages out of captivity,” he said.
Recounting the ordeal of the victims to Senator Sani, Chairman of the Families of the Victims, Dr. Abdulfatah Jimoh said that since some of the victims were released about three weeks ago, information gathered revealed that they are facing terrible conditions.
According to him, they sleep outdoors in the sun, in the rain and exposed to environmental and health risks.