The Minister of Defence, Bashir Salihi-Magashi, has said the army and other security operatives have intelligence, about the “whereabouts and movements” of abductors of the students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina state.
You would recall that, gunmen had invaded the school, and kidnapped about 300 students.
The Defence Chief said “We have strategies and I believe we can do it without any collateral damage to the people of Katsina State”.
“We have the intelligence, the information, their whereabouts, their movements and their methods of operations. The task is easy for the armed forces and the police”.
“The only thing is that we need prayers from you so that there will be no collateral damage in the event of being hostile. We assure you that all hands are on deck.”
Salihi-Magashi said the abducted students will be recovered soon, adding that security agencies are working hard to ensure their release.
He further said: “So far, we have been briefed by the Police Commissioner, GOC, Brigade Commander, Air Commander, DSS, and other security officers”.