Terrorists have released three victims of the 43 hostages they abducted from an Abuja-Kaduna train last March.
The victims, who consist of two males and a female, secured their freedom around 11 am on Monday.
It was gathered that they were released by the terrorists at a location inside the forest along the Kaduna – Abuja highway, from where they were picked up by family members.
It is however not clear if any money was paid to the terrorists to release their abducted victims.
So far, 22 victims have regained their freedom while 40 remain in the kidnappers den.
Earlier in the day, some family members of the abductees had blocked the entrance of the Ministry of Transportation headquarters in Abuja, demanding the rescue of their loved ones.
On Sunday, the terrorists released a viral video where they were seen flogging their hostages. They also threatened to abduct President Buhari and Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai.
Gunmen had on March 28 blown up the rail track, killing some and abducting scores of passengers, prompting the Nigeria Railway Corporation to suspended operations on the route.