The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has given sketchy details of how the release of the last batch of the abducted Kaduna-Abuja train passengers was secured.
It however said the non-kinetic operation coordinated by a high powered committee was classified.
Director Defence Information, Major General Jimmy Akpor, who gave the hint during the bi-weekly media briefing with Defence Correspondents, said elements of national power were deployed to rescue the remaining 23 hostages abducted on March 28.
According to him: “We have what we call elements of national power, and talking about elements of national power you have natural and social elements and these elements can be deployed separately or combined to achieve national objective.
” You know that this was a very high powered committee and there was a lot of secrecy about how they went about deploying those elements of national power to ensuring that the last batch was released”.