Lack of clarity over missing soldiers
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE NIGERIAN Army said reports more than 100 troops were missing following an encounter with Boko Haram terrorists in two towns in Borno State were exaggerated.
Reports suggested 105 troops of the 157 battalion were missing.
While these figures are said to be inflated, Army officials described the setback as “slight.”
“Nigerian troops operating in the Northern Borno State towns of Gudumbali and Kareto had slight setback within the week,” said Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations
He said however, the situation was being stabilised.
“The troops have re-joined their units for further action. The earlier media reports were exaggerated. The CO (Commanding Officer) is currently with his soldiers. The incidence was just a minor setback which are (sic) common in military operations,” said Usman.
– CAJ News
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