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Army denies desertion by troops, says “internal correspondence not properly done”

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The Nigerian Army has denied reports that over 100 troops have absconded after Boko Haram attacks on Marte and Dikwa in Borno State.

Making the denial in a statement, the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima stated:

“The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a publication in a section of the media alleging that over a 100 Nigerian troops were reported to have absconded after Boko Haram attacks on Marte and Dikwa.

“This publication is false, unfounded and an attempt to malign the image and character of the Nigerian Army.

“For the records, in the fog of war, it is a routine that head count is conducted to determine the number of men and equipment holding aftermath of military offensive.

“Unfortunately, an internal correspondence that was originated by the formation was not properly done.

“It was later discovered that a good number of those affected rejoined their respective units and are currently part of the ongoing clearance operations.

“Members of the general public are please advised to disregard the story as the subversive intent of the promoters are targeted at dampening the morale and fighting efficiency of our troops.

“We continually solicit especially the much needed public support in the fight against Boko Haram.

“The Nigerian Army wishes to reassure the general public that troops are in high spirit and currently clearing areas infiltrated by Boko Haram terrorists/ISWAP.

“It is on record that the troops  fought to defend the Internally Displaced Persons Camp and United Nations Humanitarian Hub in Dikwa.

“It is pertinent to also note that normalcy has returned to Dikwa and its environs,” the statement continues.


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