The Nigerian government is doing a solid job of pursuing these terrorists. Considering that six people have already been freed in such a short time, it seems reasonable to assume that local authorities are achieving success in search and rescue operations.
As elections approach, security has become a hot topic in Nigeria as the government has failed to provide public safety. This attack could have been prevented if railway stations had small security features like closed-circuit television cameras — minor steps that would have made a great difference.
There's a 50% chance that at least 14 at-risk Nigerian states will experience Islamic State attacks from September 17, 2021 to September 17, 2023, according to the Metaculus prediction community.