Boko Haram didn't kill 50 soldiers, troops are intact - Army declares

Boko Haram didn't kill 50 soldiers, troops are intact - Army declares

- Report that 50 soldiers were killed by Boko Haram insurgents has been denied by the Nigerian Army

- The Army said nothing of such happened, saying it was a strategy employed by the insurgents to deceive Nigerians

- The spokesperson for the Army, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, says the troops are intact

The Nigerian Army has denied media report that 50 soldiers were killed by Boko Haram insurgents, adding that the military troops in the northeast are intact.

Vanguard reports that the Army described the report as one of the many strategies of the Boko Haram insurgents to deceive Nigerians from knowing the successes being recorded by the military in the ongoing anti-insurgency war.

NAIJ.com gathers that this clarification was made by the Army spokesperson, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu.

Chukwu called on the mainstream media not to believe stories that the terrorists were planting in some social media platforms.

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He said: “There’s no attack against the military troops and our troops are intact. We didn’t lose any troops talk {sic} of the number you mentioned to have been killed by the terrorists.

“In fact, as I’m talking to you now, I’m right in Maiduguri, Borno state heading somewhere with some of your colleagues in the state. There’s nothing like attack or killing of troops as being claimed. Where did they even get the story that the terrorists kill our men from?"

Responding to question whether there was any recent attack launched against the troops, he said: ”No, the way you in the media are promoting Boko Haram is too much. I have been in Maiduguri since yesterday’s morning. I’m not even going to Abuja now. So there’s nothing like that.”

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that an elderly man was rescued by a brave soldier during a gunfight between troops of the Nigerian Army and Boko Haram terrorists.

This was contained in a statement by Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu on Monday, May 14. The incident happened in Gobara village in Borno state.

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Source: Naija.ng

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