An image taken on December 18, 2020, reveals the launched Kankara college students at a gathering with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The kidnapped college students of the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State have been rescued, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) mentioned hours after the kids regained freedom.
Major General John Enenche, who’s the Coordinator of Defence Media Operation on the DHQ, disclosed this in a press release on Friday.
He defined that the schoolboys, 344 of them, have been rescued on Thursday by troops of Operation Hadarin Daji – a army operation within the north-west area of the nation.
The army spokesman famous that the rescue operation was carried out consistent with the promise of the Armed Forces to make sure all the scholars return safely.
According to him, they have been rescued following credible intelligence obtained by the troops who carried out the operation with a excessive diploma of professionalism.
Enenche, on behalf of the army authorities, recommended the troops and personnel of different safety companies concerned within the operation, in addition to the civilians who offered the knowledge that led to the success recorded.
The assertion learn,
TROOPS OF OPERATION HADARIN DAJI RESCUE ABDUCTED STUDENTS OF GOVERNMENT SCIENCE SECONDARY SCHOOL KANKARA, KATSINA STATE
Keeping to its promise to make sure the protected return of all kidnapped college students of Government Science Secondary School Kankara, Katsina State, troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI rescued all 344 kidnapped college students on Thursday 17 December 2020.
The college students have been rescued on the heels of credible intelligence by our gallant troops, with a excessive diploma of professionalism to make sure they have been all rescued alive.
The Military High Command commends troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, together with all safety companies for his or her dexterity. The common public who volunteered info are additionally hereby appreciated.
Schoolboys Were Released
Elsewhere, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, instructed reporters in Abuja that the scholars have been launched by their captors.
Although he didn’t disclose if there was any time period agreed earlier than the kids have been launched, he famous that the schoolboys would endure vital medical exams earlier than they have been handed over to their households.
“As you are aware, 344 schoolboys who were kidnapped from their school in Kankara in Katsina State last Friday have all been released unharmed.
“The Federal Government is most grateful to our security and intelligence agencies for this great feat. We also wish to thank the governments of Katsina and Zamfara states, and indeed all Nigerians and friends of Nigeria,” he mentioned.
The minister added, “The release of these schoolboys is a testament to the importance that this administration attaches to the security and safety of all Nigerians.
“There is no government in the world that will not face the challenges of security at one time or another.”