Nigeria's president rules out use of military force to rescue train kidnap victims

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari says the government will not by using military force in the rescue of the remaining 31 victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train abduction.

Recall on March 28, armed men blew up a train travelling between Abuja and Kaduna and opened fire, killing eight people, wounding 26, and taking an unspecified number of passengers hostage.

Dozens of hostages have already been freed following negotiations, but 31 remain in captivity.

President Buhari who met with the representatives of victims of the Kaduna train abduction on Thursday, assured them that the Federal Government is doing everything within its powers to ensure their safe return.

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