According to Tukur Mamu, the chief negotiator between Nigerian government and the terrorists/bandits, who attacked the ill-fated Abuja bound train on the 28th of May, 2022 a top commander of the terrorists is threatening to forcibly marry to himself 21 year old Christian victim of the attack Miss Azurfa Lois John.
The chief negotiator likened the fate that awaits her to that of Leah Sharibu, another Christian girl who was abducted by Islamists with her Muslim school mates but has been kept in captivity and married off to her abductor despite the release of her muslim school mates.
Mallam Tukur appealed to the federal government and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to intensify efforts towards her release.
“This is to alert the federal government and especially the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) that I can confirm through credible information at my disposal that if urgent action is not taken to immediately secure the release of the youngest victim of the train attack, a 21-year-old Azurfa Lois John, the abductors as they have done in the case of Leah Sharibu are planning to marry her any moment from now.” Tukur said.
He advised CAN, the umbrella body of Christians in Nigeria not to politicize the situation and reduce it to mere issuance of press releases but to work assiduously towards the safe release of Miss Lois John.
Over N100 million has so far been paid as ransom to the armed men to secure the release of some of the abductees.