Hours after a video emerged of captives being ruthlessly flogged by terrorists, threatening to kill and sell off some of the captives, and issuing a threat to abduct and kill President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Nasir el Rufai, there has been no response from the Federal Government.
But on social media, Nigerians are raging over the torture of the captives, who have spent nearly 119 days with the terrorists. Another sore point is the threat to a sitting President and Governor.
The terrorists who abducted the Abuja-Kaduna train passengers, in the video, also vowed to continue torturing the victims in their captivity.
in addition, they boasted that they would destroy the country.
One of the terrorists threatened that they would turn the area into an abattoir unless the government complied with 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,” one of the terrorists said in Hausa language.
“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 you here.”
An unidentified victim called on the international communities to come to their rescue and accused the Federal Government of negligence.
“These people were ready to release us even a week after the incident, but Government refused to meet their demands. we are calling on France, England, and other international communities like UN, and AU to come to our rescue,” the captive said.