Defence Headquarters Attributes Kuriga School Children Rescue to Military Pressure

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has attributed the successful rescue of the abducted Kuriga school children to the significant level of distress created by their abduction, providing ample grounds for the troops to exploit and effect their rescue.

Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, the Director of Defence Media Operations, revealed this during a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday, shedding light on the recent operations of the armed forces across the country.

Buba emphasized that the relentless pressure of military operations also contributed to creating significant distress for the terrorists, thereby making it more feasible for troops to execute the rescue operation that led to the safe recovery of the 137 school children on March 24.

He underscored the armed forces’ commitment to sustaining the momentum of their operational engagements, as evidenced by the successful rescue missions in Sokoto and Kaduna States, where 16 and 137 hostages were liberated, respectively.

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

He further highlighted that the distress caused by the children’s abduction played a crucial role in facilitating their rescue, providing the troops with a strategic advantage in executing the operation.

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