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Fleeing soldiers return to Nigeria

27 August 2014, 11:59

Abuja - There were indications that the 480 Nigerian soldiers who fled to Cameroon during a fierce gun battle with Boko Haram insurgents in Gamboru Ngala, Borno State had returned to Nigeria, Leadership reports.

Residents in Adamawa where the returning soldiers were spotted said they saw several soldiers, wearing torn uniforms and gloomy faces, returned with guns and some without guns while others were with armoured personnel carriers.

Also read: Thousands flee to Cameroon after Boko Haram attack

On Monday, about 480 soldiers of the Nigerian army were said to have fled to Cameroon in what the military authorities later described as 'tactical manoeuvre'.

The Defence authorities had explained that the soldiers "strayed" into the neighbouring country and therefore did not defect as widely speculated in the media on Monday.

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