The Nigerian government has explained its role in getting those abducted from the Abuja-Kaduna train freed.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the Nigerian Government paid the medical bills for the delivery of a pregnant terrorist’s wife.
Shehu said some children of the terrorists were released from detention, adding that Buhari’s government sent a plane to fly the children of the terrorists from Adamawa State after they were released just to pacify the terror group.
“The terrorists’ leader demanded the release of his pregnant wife. The government took her to the hospital and she gave birth to twins.
“He was shown that his wife and children are healthy and they were handed over to his parents.
“During the night, the government sent a plane to pick them up. We expect that if they are given these, they will release all the people they are holding.
“But what happened next was that they said they needed money. So don’t say the government doesn’t have anything.”