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Army refutes report on missing 105 soldiers in Borno

19 November 2015, 20:23

Maiduguri - The Nigerian Army has denied an online media report that 105 soldiers fighting the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno were missing.

Maj.-Gen.Yushau Abubakar, the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, while fielding questions from newsmen in Maiduguri on Thursday, said the report lacked substance.

"I read the report on social media too, some were even saying that the SO was abducted, but I spoke with him a while ago.

Also read: Army arrest another terrorist kingpin in Borno 

''It is true that our troops were attacked after we captured Gulumba town in Borno, however, our men have successfully repelled the attack,'' he said.

Abubakar said that the military had consolidated its grip on the town by stationing its troops.

'Our men are very visible in the area, I do not know of any report about the missing 105 soldiers.

''I am telling you that our soldiers are standing firm in the area and they are flushing whatever Boko Haram remnants in the area,'' he said.

Abubakar said that he had no details of the report on the situation, as the area was under the command of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF).



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