Bullet still lodged inside my stomach – Freed Abuja-Kaduna train victim

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Sidi Aminu Sharif, one of the freed passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna train, says a bullet fired into his stomach while in captivity remains lodged there.

Sharif was released alongside four others on Tuesday, August 2.

He spoke in the office of Media consultant to Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, Malam Tukur Mamu, who has been the lead negotiator between the abductors and the families of victims.

Speaking with reporters on Tuesday evening, Sharif said one of the terrorists shot him in the process of hijacking the train on March 28.

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He said a doctor attempted to remove the bullet but could not.

“I am one of the passengers of the train that was 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 was 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 used gloves and searched 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.

“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,” Sharif said.

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