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Buhari visits freed train passengers in Kaduna, commends military
By: News Editor
Thu, 6 Oct 2022   ||   Nigeria, Kaduna State

President Mohammadu Buhari on Thursday, paid a surprise visit to the freed 23 passengers of the March 28th, 2022 Abuja-Kaduna train attack, at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) hospital.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a signed statement on Thursday, titled ‘President Buhari meets freed Kaduna train passengers, thanks Nigerian military for their brave services.’
According to Shehu, the President paid an unscheduled visit to the hospital to see the victims of the train attack after commissioning Cadets of 69 Regular Course (Army, Navy and Air Force) of the NDA, in Afaka, Kaduna State.
“Before boarding NAF 001 back to Abuja from the Kaduna International Airport, Buhari detoured to the hospital, where he also thanked the Nigerian military for their brave services in securing the safe release of the hostages from Boko Haram terrorists.”
CEOAFRICA had reported on Wednesday, that the terrorists had released the last set of hostages taken during the attack six months ago.
In his reaction, Buhari said the Nation owed the military and all other security and intelligence agencies a debt of gratitude for the successful conduct of the operation leading to the release of the hostages.
Buhari noted that these agencies had shown outstanding capabilities over this period that the whole world will not fail to take note of.
At the hospital were members of the Chief of Defence Staff Action Committee, led by Maj.-Gen. Usman Abdulkadir, who facilitated the release of the hostages.



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