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