Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner

Army debunks report of missing troops, confirms Boko Haram attack

By News Express on 16/07/2018

Views: 616

•Troops
•Troops

The Nigerian Army said 23 of its soldiers and eight trucks are not missing, contrary to reports.

Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu said the report was exaggerated, “untrue and misleading” and that the “Nigerian Army is on top of the situation.”

“The Nigerian Army wishes to state categorically that the report is not only untrue but misleading as the said report is blown out of proportion by the media.

“Contrary to the report, the Nigerian Army wishes to put the record straight on the issue and assure members of the public particularly residents of the North East to disregard the report as their safety is guaranteed.”

The military spokesperson confirmed that although there was an attempted attack on troops in Bama area of Borno State by suspected Boko Haram terrorists due to the bad roads where some military vehicles were stuck, the terrorists were repelled and some arrested.

“There was an attempted attack on troops at Kwakwa and Chingori communities in Bama area of Borno State by suspected Boko Haram Terrorists as a result of difficult terrain where our vehicles bugged down.

“The terrorists also attempted to cart away troops operational vehicles but were successfully repelled by our gallant troops with the support of the Nigerian Air Force.

“About 22 members of Boko Haram terrorists were neutralised while several others escaped with gunshot wounds. Efforts are being intensified by the troops to get the fleeing members of the Boko Haram terrorists.”

Chukwu said one officer and a soldier sustained injuries during the attack and they are currently receiving medical attention at the military medical facility. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 16/07/2018 6:54:53 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Medical expert raises alarm over circulation of fake...

CNPP congratulates new VON DG, tasks him to...

Recruitment: Police raise alarm on activities of fraudsters...

Ekiti non-indigenes, groups hail Fayemi over peaceful polls...

Collapsed bridge cuts off 30 communities in Nassarawa...

FEMI FANI-KAYODE IN TROUBLE OVER BIANCA ROMANCE CLAIM...

EXCLUSIVE: 2017 Budget still being amended despite being...

‘Penalty’ crooner Small Doctor now Western Lotto &...

‘Born again’ claim: Stephanie Otobo must confess her...

HOW NIGERIA CAN WIN THE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM...

Akwa Ibom State Government settles 2015 gratuity

NERC rates EKO DisCo as best electricity distribution...

 

Latest News BREAKING: Dino Melaye spits fire as tribunal sacks him from Senate, orders fresh ballot Shocking revelations as Wadume testifies before Special Investigation Panel •More accomplices arrested German Government expresses ‘great concern’ over attack on Ekweremadu, vows to deal with perpetrators NAF bombers destroy Boko Haram Base in Sambisa Forest How Prof. Akintoye defeated Tinubu to emerge Yoruba Leader Angry youths block Enugu highway over abduction, killing of woman by herdsmen Governors give condition to refund N614b to FG Ifa deities angry with Nigerian leaders — Royal fathers UNILAG students invent life-saving flood level caution device Obono-Obla: Investigate accusations of interference against Osibanjo, HURIWA charges Buhari Doctors remove 10-cm nail from patient’s lungs 21 Oyo Kings: Appeal Court refers parties back to lower court

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (530,173 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (439,041 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (383,981 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (323,161 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (290,722 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (251,463 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (246,330 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (233,590 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (228,270 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (214,515 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (193,287 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (191,185 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (98) Business & Economy (4,404) Business Verdict (79) Columnists (1,097) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (648) Features (795) Global Business Monitor (422) ICT Monitor (58) International (3,856) Interview (198) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (166) Maggie's Blog (387) News (50,317) Opinion (1,329) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,334) Religion (1,085) Sports (2,134) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera