The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Agriculture, Alwan Ali Hassan, has been confirmed as one of the Abuja-Kaduna train passengers abducted by bandits after the terrorists successfully blew up the train and immobilised it on Monday evening.
SaharaReporters learnt that Hassan was among the victims whisked away by the terrorists using cars they had brought to the scene.
“The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Bank of Agriculture was one of those kidnapped. The terrorists used cars to move the kidnapped persons away; so, the shocking thing is; how did they even get cars there? This is because one of my friends’ colleagues fell from the car and broke his hand during the abduction. That was his saving grace,” a source said.
“It shows how quickly they were in moving the victims. In fact, my friend’s wife was on the train; they traced her phone to 250 kilometres away,” another source added.
There were at least 970 passengers on board the train, according to sources familiar with the train service.