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Army Refutes Report On Missing 105 Soldiers In Borno

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[caption id="attachment_2577" align="alignnone" width="640"]Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel S.K Usman[/caption]

The Nigerian Army, on Friday, reacted to media reports which claimed that not less 105 soldiers were missing after deadly attack by the Boko Haram insurgents, describing the allegations as false and untrue.

Recall that on Wednesday, the media was awash with reports that an intense attack from Boko Haram insurgents at Gudunbali, Borno State, resulted in the 157 Battalion of the Nigerian Army not being able to account for at least 105 soldiers including their commanding officer.

However, according to Daily Post, the Ag. Director Army Public Relations, Colonel S.K Usman, said the Commanding Officer is not dead as speculated, adding that he is at his duty post with the soldiers.

Usman said, “Troops operating in the northern Borno State towns of Gudumbali and Kareto had slight setback within the week.

“However, the situation has been stabilised. The troops have rejoined their units for further action.

“The earlier media reports were exaggerated. The CO is right now with his soldiers. It’s just a minor setback and such are common in military operations. May God help us all,” he said.