The Nigerian federal government is refusing to accept the demands of the bandit terrorists who attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train on March 28, according to Anaedoonline.ng.
While it has been verified that the government has begun discussions with terrorists to seek the release of victims seized during the assault, new information on the negotiations indicates that some of the abductors’ requirements are unacceptable to the government.
It will be recalled that the terrorists threatened to kill the abducted victims in their possession if the Nigerian government did not accept their demands in a viral video.
The terrorists warned in the video to “transform their residence into an abattoir” if the government did not comply with their demands.
Despite their inability to pinpoint what they want, the terrorists have stated that they are not pursuing money and that the government understands what they want and should act quickly to satisfy their demands.
Terrorists released a new video on Sunday in which some of the prisoners are seen pleading with the government to save them.
However, it is believed that the terrorists eventually sought the release of 16 key commanders and sponsors held in government prison centers in exchange for the release of the abducted victims.
But this demand is not acceptable to the government, sources have confirmed and the government’s refusal is understood to have stalled negotiations for the release of the victims.
The government is also not ready to pay ransom for the victims.
A source said, “The Federal Government is looking into their demands because of the hostages, but the government is being cautious; it cannot meet the demands of the terrorists. The last time the government released some commanders, they went back and the insurgency became worse.
“So, nobody is considering releasing the commanders. The terrorists were also given money previously and the situation did not improve.”
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