A bandit group which said it was behind the killing and abduction of Kaduna-Abuja train passengers early March, Ansaru terrorists, has issued a 24-hour ultimatum to the Federal Government to accede to their requests.
The terror group said failure to meet their demands, they would slaughter the remaining 51 victims.
Earlier, the negotiator between the bandits and the government, Tukur Mamu had asked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to hasten efforts to rescue the victims as some of them have suffered attacks from snakes and reptiles.
He also confirmed the shooting of one of the victims as a warning to the Federal Government.
However, in an audio in circulation, which is believed to be a voice of one of the group members, they threatened to slaughter the victims because the government failed to seek their release.
Mamu, who is based in Kaduna also confirmed on Wednesday that the audio was real and that the group had fixed Wednesday (today) to carry out the threat.
According to him, “They became provoked on Monday after giving us another opportunity.
“I was crying and pleading with them that since there is a delay from the government, they should discuss with the family members directly to negotiate the victims’ release.
“Based on the plea, they agreed to negotiate directly with the victims’ families.
“But they said they are giving us till Wednesday, that if there was nothing concrete from those that are interested in the negotiation, they will start slaughtering some of the victims.”