Minister of Defence Bashir Magashi says on Wednesday that the armed forces will adopt security tactics used in rescuing Kankara school boys in Katsina state to rescue the students of the Government Science College in Kangara, Niger State.
Magashi spoke at the sideline of the screening of service chiefs by the House of Representatives in Abuja.
On December 11, 2020, hundreds of gunmen riding on motorbikes stormed a boarding school in Kankara, in Katsina state and abducted more than 300 schoolboys.
The minister said: “We have demonstrated our ability to take on the challenge. We have done it in Katsina; when children were kidnapped, within two days, we got them back. Hopefully, this time, we will do the same (thing) to get this these captives back. We are planning.
“We have not got a feedback on the activities going on in Niger State. But I am that before the end of the day, we will be given a full brief on what is going on in Niger State,” he said.
“We shouldn’t be cowards. Sometimes the bandits come with about three rounds of ammunition and when they fire shots everybody will run. In our younger days, we stand to fight any form of aggression.
“Why should people run away from minor, minor aggressions? We should stand and face them. If these people know that the people have the competence and capability to defend themselves, they will run away,” he said.