One of the freshly released victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack, Mustapha Imam has narrated his experience in the hands of the bandits while in captivity.
He spoke on Tuesday after the terrorists released five of the abducted passengers who were initially abducted during the March 28 attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train.
As earlier reported by HausaToday, a female and four males were let go earlier on Tuesday by the terrorists.
Speaking about his experience, Imam, an associate professor of medical biochemistry at the Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto said what they went through in the hands of their abductors could be described as terrible.
He added that he won’t wish even his enemy to go through such an experience.
According to him, in the first three and half months of their captivity, they were barely given food to eat, and many of them were sick and without medical care.
He added that it was only in about the last two weeks before their freedom that they got food to eat.
He shared his experience in a video uploaded on social media by a former negotiator for their release, Tukur Mamu.
The Terrible Experience
He said: “My experience is terrible. You can see, I just finished shedding tears of joy. I am happy that I am free and would be reunited with my family very very soon.”
“The experience I have been through in the last four months is not something that I will wish on my enemy. The situation was really terrible.
“In the last two weeks, we were okay. But for the three and a half months, we were actually very very hungry. There were days we ate once in a day.
“I was the medical doctor in the camp. I was treating captives as well as the bandits.
“There was no medication in the camp. There was a lady who went into coma because there was no medication to treat her of malaria.”
Appeal To Government
Imam urged the government to urgently step in and secure the release of others still in captivity.
“I will like to call on government to take whatever necessary steps to ensure the release of the remaining people,” he added.
Watch the video below.