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Bullets in my body yet to removed – Freed Kaduna train passenger narrates how he was accidentally shot in terrorists’ den

Aug 3, 2022

Sidi Aminu Sharif, one of the freed passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna train has narrated his four months ordeal in captivity.


The victim, who was freed alongside four other passengers on Tuesday, August 2, narrated how he was accidentally shot by the terrorists on their 85th day in the den. 


Speaking at the Kaduna office of Tukur Mamu, Kaduna-based publisher who facilitated the release of some of the train passengers, the victim said efforts made to remove the bullets were unsuccessful.


Sharif said the terrorists’ doctor invited to attend to him failed in his several attempts to extract the bullet from his abdomen.


The victim said that he would be needing a proper medical procedure to have the bullet removed from his body


“I am one of the passengers of the train attacked in Kaduna on its way from Abuja. I could remember how it happened when the train was conveying us to Kaduna. As we were sitting on the train, I could remember I praying when we heard a loud sound… I was shot on my stomach in captivity. A doctor tried to remove it but he could not. He used my clothes to manage the blood which flowed to my knees,” he explained. 


“He used gloves and search my stomach to pull out the bullet but couldn’t find, he later used scissors but still couldn’t find any bullet in my stomach. Eventually, he just put bandage round my stomach. Up till now, we didn’t see the bullet. I don’t know if it’s still in my stomach. I hope now that we are free, I can go to the hospital for x-ray if the bullet can be found. 


“The past four months in the terrorists’ den was traumatic. There was no rest of mind, because we were sleeping and waking up with sight of guns.”


He, however said the remaining captives, including children and an aged woman, were in pitiable condition, urging the Federal Government to do everything with its power to get them rescued soonest.


“The people remaining captivity are not in good condition, especially there is a woman who is close to 90 years of age and even children who are in pitiable condition. In fact, we don’t want any of the remaining passengers to spend one more day in the jungle. The government should do whatever it can in its capacity to ensure the rest also come back home tomorrow (Wednesday) ” he added.