Bullets in my body yet to be removed – Freed Kaduna train passenger narrates how he was accidentally shot in terrorists’ den
Sidi Aminu Sharif one of the Abuja-Kaduna passengers who were freed has recounted his four months in captivity.
The victim was released along with four other passengers on Tuesday, August 2. He narrated how he was shot accidentally by terrorists during their 85th day in the den.
Speaking at the Kaduna office of Tukur Mamu, a 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 claimed that the terrorists’ doctor who was invited to treat him failed to remove the bullet from his abdomen.
According to the victim, he will need to undergo a proper medical procedure in order for the bullet to be 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 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 it, he later used scissors but still couldn’t find any bullet in my stomach. Eventually, he just put a bandage around 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 were traumatic. There was no rest of mind because we were sleeping and waking up with the sight of guns.”
He, however, said the remaining captives, including children and an aged woman, were in a pitiable condition, urging the Federal Government to do everything with its power to get them rescued soonest.
“The people remaining in 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 a 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.