Defence Minister, Major General Bashir Magashi has said the government will use the tactics Katsina tactics to free the 27 students abducted from the Government Science College in Kagara, Niger State today, February 17.
During the sideline of the screening of Service Chiefs by the House of Representatives, the minister made this disclosure.
According to him, immediate action will be taken to hunt down the abductors to rescue the children. He 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 feedback on the activities going on in Niger State. But I am sure that before the end of the day, we will be given a full brief on what is going on in Niger State”Magashi said
“Well, is it not the responsibility of the military alone? It is the responsibility of everybody to be alert and ensure safety when necessary. 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.”
When asked if Nigerians should carry arms for their own safety, Magashi said;
“It is an issue currently even in the developed country. They are still debating on whether to continue (to allow people bear arms) or stop. But I don’t advice Nigerians to bear fire arms for internal use.”