The Nigerian navy on Saturday made some disclosures on the way it carried out the rescue operation of the 344 boys kidnapped from their college in Kankara, Katsina State, on Dec. 11.
It disclosed that whereas kinetic and non-kinetic approaches had been used to make sure all of the boys had been rescued unharmed, there was resistance from the abductors who laid ambush in opposition to the troops.
Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, and retired Maj.-Gen. Ahmed Jibrin, former Director, Navy Intelligence, gave the accounts on Saturday after they featured on a particular version of the Nigeria Tv Authority programme, “Good Morning Nigeria.”
The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) stories that Jibrin is presently the Particular Adviser, Technical, to the Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi.
Jibrin stated following the kidnapping of the boys, the minister led a delegation, together with the Service Chiefs and Nationwide Safety Adviser, to Katsina and Kankara.
He stated the minister gave the foundations of engagement directing the troops to make sure the kidnapped boys had been rescued with out casualties and throughout the shortest time potential.
“Following the directive, the troop closed in on the abductors from 4 totally different fronts, together with the reinforcement that was constructed from different divisions to make sure that the complete location was sealed off.
“The bandits had been all beneath siege and so they had been absolutely conscious of that, feeling the impacts of the presence of the troops each from the air and on the bottom.
“After they approached the situation the place the boys had been held, the troops encountered some pockets of opposition which they cleared and moved deeper into the forest.
“Though there was no casualty on the a part of the boys, numerous the bandits had been neutralised as a result of, within the try by the navy to maneuver ahead, they laid an ambush in two locations alongside the best way.
“The truth is, within the second place the place they laid an ambush, there was severe resistance as a result of they had been hiding and occupied the highway.
“They delayed the motion of the troop for some hours earlier than they had been neutralised,’’ he stated.
Jibrin stated whereas the troops had been on the sector, negotiations had been ongoing at one other degree of the rescue efforts.
He stated the troop couldn’t fully demobilise the bandits due to potential collateral harm because the kidnapped boys had been used as human shields.
On the declare by the Boko Haram terrorists that they had been liable for the kidnapping, Jibrin stated the group was solely in search of low-cost relevance.
“Shekau doesn’t have the attain to hold out the kidnapping as a result of quite a bit is being accomplished to cease them within the North-East.
“He’s simply taking the benefit of what occurred to get publicity domestically and internationally, it’s clear that the kidnapping was accomplished by bandits
“All their efforts after they had been making an attempt to achieve out to the bandits, which they did, had been monitored,’’ he stated.
Enenche stated quite a bit was accomplished throughout the rescue mission to make sure that there was no set off blissful incident in addition to fright launch from the bandits in opposition to the schoolboys.
Nigerian singer, Simi took to social media to want her husband, Adekunle Gold a contented birthday, at present January 28.
Posting by way of her Instagram web page, the mum of 1 wrote;
”My child. We’re rising older collectively and it is precisely what I would hoped it could be.
Could you by no means lose your surprise, your massive belly-laughs (and your business snigger), your goals, your pleasure, your love, your peace, your grace, your smiles, your hope. Could the world be good to you. Could God keep blessing you. Could knowledge abide with you. Could you keep lovely, since you’re too useless to be primary tbh.
I really like you a lot. Pleased birthday my lover and buddy. Issa full birthday weekend. Periodt!”
THE father of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Chief Arthur Okorie Uzoma Okowa is lifeless.
He died within the early hours of Thursday on the age of 88. The Governor’s father who hails from Owa-Alero, Ika North East Native Authorities Space of the State, reportedly died at Asaba.
Till his dying, the late Chief Arthur Okorie Uzoma Okowa popularly referred to as AOU, was the Okpara-Uku of Owa-Alero.
A household supply advised Vanguard that the Octonogerian has been on and off with sickness. Nonetheless, the reason for dying was not generally known as at press time.
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