24-Hours After Being Flogged, Family Pays N100m To Free Abducted Train Victim
Fred Omotara, Lagos
One of the victims of the Kaduna train attack who appeared in a viral video where they were being flogged by terrorists on Sunday, Hassan Usman Lawal has regained his freedom after his family paid N100m to secure his release.
In a dramatic turn of event, Hassan Usman Lawal was released on Monday morning and handed over to his family in Unguwar Rimi area of Kaduna metropolis.
A family member who pleaded for anonymity revealed that N100m was paid to the terrorists before they agreed to release him.
“My elder brother paid N50m, while friends, sympathizers paid the remaining balance. We are happy to see our brother back.
” On behalf of our family we thank Nigerians for their prayers and support during this most difficult times. We never envisaged we will see him alive especially when we saw him on the video yesterday being flogged by the terrorists,” the family member told newsmen in Kaduna.