The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said the remaining 23 hostages of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack were rescued through a non-kinetic operation.
Naija News reported that 23 kidnapped train passengers regained their freedom around 4:00 pm on Wednesday after being in captivity for six months.
The DHQ said that the operation was carried out by the Nigerian Armed Forces, in conjunction with the security agencies, which led to the rescue of the victims.
The DHQ Spokesman, Major General Musa Danmadami, made this known on Thursday during the biweekly media briefing on updates on military operations in the country.
He said: “Wanting to know details is not the issue for now. The important thing is that these people have been held captive for six months and the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), in collaboration with other security agencies, through the committee that was set up by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari, secured their release.
“When it comes to operations, we normally tell you there are kinetic and non-kinetic operations. This is part of the non-kinetic operation that was conducted. We already know the trauma that the abductees and their family members went through. Giving you more details will subject them and their families to more trauma.”