The Negotiator between the Federal Government and attackers of Abuja-Kaduna train victims, Malam Tukur Mamu, on Monday evening, revealed that the Yobe State government played a crucial role in the release of its citizens who were among the 51 victims held in captivity.
Mamu, who revealed this to ecocitytv, noted that the State governor, Mai Mala Buni, vowed that none of its kidnapped indigenes would be held back, leading to the release of seven victims on Saturday night.
He hailed Buni for the “crucial role” he played that led to the freedom of some captives.
However, Mamu blamed the Federal Government for the delay in the rescue of the captives, singling out Buni for playing a commendable role.
“Behind the scenes, Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni has done so much to ensure the success of the mission,” he said.
According to him, no single Yobe citizen is left in that forest, as governor Buni has been in touch with him throughout, monitoring developments and reaching out to those concerned whenever there was the need to do so.
“Governor Buni gave lots of support. This is a governor from the Northeast, far from the Northwest where we have this crisis. He told me not to publicise his efforts, but I have to,” Mamu said.