Bulama Bukarti, a Security expert and lawyer, has revealed how the terrorists that attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train in March successfully outsmarted the Buhari Government during negotiations.
The lawyer, made this statement in a series of tweets via his verified Twitter handle on Friday August 12, he said that the Buhari government gave the terrorists all what they demanded for during negotiations, but the terrorists played a smart one on them by honouring their part of the deal.
He further described the Buhari government as clueless for thinking the could trust terrorists. Bukarti said;
“If you’re in doubt that the Buhari govt is clueless, listen up. Garba Shehu told BBC Hausa today that they gave the Abuja-Kaduna train attackers all their demands, but they refused to free their victims. That’s because the terrorists outsmarted them. Here’s what Garba Shehu said.
“First, the gang leader demanded the release of his pregnant wife who’s in jail. The govt took her to a hospital, where she birthed twins at taxpayers’ expense and all 3 were freed. He refused to free his victims, but demanded the release of 6 or 7 members’ children from prison.
“Not only did the govt release them from jail, it sent a plane to fly them from Adamawa, where they’re detained, and delivered them to the terrorists. Again, they refused to release the victims. Instead, they asked for money! This is the worse negotiation I’ve heard of in my life.
“You had their wife and 10 children and you gave up all without taking yours? You’re not dealing with a trustworthy partner, so cash-and-carry should be no brainer. But the Buhari admin thought they could trust terrorists, so they kept giving them before taking anything. Clueless!”
In the end, the terrorists received 11 members through “negotiation”, freed 69 from Kuje by force & made over N1bn in ransom. Yet, 31 passengers are still in captivity. Who knows how much more they’ll make? And with all these resources, imagine how big their next attack could be.