The Nigerian Army has expressed hope that the ongoing rescue operations of 333 schoolboys abducted by bandits from Government Science School, Kankara, Katsina State will yield positive results.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, While appearing on Channels Television on Monday Night said military action is still on despite talks with the bandits by the state governor, Aminu Masari.
The Katsina State Governor who visited president Buhari in his country home of Daura had said the bandits have contacted his government and discussions were on pertaining to the safe return of the students.
But speaking on Monday night, Enenche said, “You don’t stop whatever efforts you are putting up militarily for what we call the non-kinetic (or) the other approach. No, you don’t stop, all of them go concurrently.
He added that “the troops and other security agencies have been adequately deployed to ensure that they (the students) are rescued alive, that is the most important thing for us. And that is what we have for the general public that there is hope, we need them out alive.”
Bandits had stormed the school on Friday night and abducted the students after a gun duel with the police. The President had arrived in the state on Friday, hours before the abduction took place.