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Boko Haram Attacks: Military admits “soldiers” wounded, Buratai visits war front

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Jude Johnson

The Nigerian military has after series of denials, admitted that not only one but “soldiers” were wounded in a surprise Boko Haram attacks in the North East.

To this end, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS),  Lt-Gen.Tukur Buratai and his team have been in the Theatre in last 48hours to access the Operational development in the North East.

The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Texas Chukwu, in a statement on Tuesday, said Buratai particularly visited Northern Borno and have just concluded strategies to improve on the State of Security of the general area.

Jilli is a border town between Borno and Yobe states with close access to Niger Republic.

The Army had in three different statements on Monday debunked media reports that hundreds of soldiers were either killed or still missing, insisting that only “one soldier and an officer” was injured in the attacks.

Chukwu said that the attack in Jilli was very unfortunate but has been brought under control as our troops have since reoccupied the location and are exploiting ahead.

He explained that in most asymmetric operations incessant attacks of this nature are not uncommon.

“The wounded soldiers are presently receiving treatment in the Military Hospital. Military operations are normally of strategic national security value and the media need to be very cautious when reporting some of these development that has national security implications,” he stated.

The Army Spokesman nevertheless, assured that the North East of Nigeria remains very safe and the general public are advised to remain law abiding and go about their businesses.

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