Kuriga children played significant role in rescue efforts – DHQ


The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) states that the degree of distress caused by the abducted Kuriga school children warranted ample justification for the troops to take action and rescue them.

The Director of Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba, conveyed this information during a press briefing held on Thursday in Abuja, where he discussed the armed forces’ operations nationwide.

Buba highlighted that the military operations’ pressure exerted significant distress on the terrorists, facilitating the troops’ rescue of the 137 school children on March 24th.

”The armed force is bent on sustaining the winning ways of our operational engagements as demonstrated with the recent rescue of 16 and 137 hostages in Sokoto and Kaduna States, respectively.

“The success demonstrates the unwavering commitment of the armed forces to secure and protect the citizens against harm and acts of terror.

“The level of distressed created by the children was sufficient enough for troops to exploit in their rescue,” he added.