The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Hadarin Daji successfully rescued all the 344 abducted students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State on Thursday.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, who disclosed this via a statement on Friday in Abuja, said that the rescue operation was carried out, following the reception of credible intelligence reports.
He stressed that the students’ rescue was a fulfilment of the promise by the military to ensure the safe return of all abducted students.
He reiterated that the students were liberated, after the reception of credible intelligence, by the gallant troops, with a high degree of professionalism to ensure they were all rescued alive.
“The Military High Command commends troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, including all security agencies for their dexterity.
It would be recalled that the abducted students were rescued in Zamfara State before they were transported to Katsina, where they were handed over to Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State on Friday morning.