The Nigerian Army has denied alleged attack on soldiers by Boko Haram terrorists in Bama which reportedly led to the disappearance of some soldiers and military vehicles.
There were reports over the weekend that at least twenty-three Nigerian soldiers are missing following an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents on a military convoy at Boboshe Village in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State with eight military trucks carted away.
Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu while denying the report in a statement today said although there was an attempted attack on troops in Bama area of Borno State, the terrorists were successfully repelled and some arrested.
Chukwu disclosed that about 22 members of Boko Haram terrorists were neutralised while several others escaped with gunshot wounds, adding that efforts are being intensified by the troops to get the fleeing members of the Boko Haram terrorists.
Chukwu, however, added that one officer and a soldier sustained injuries during the attack and they are currently receiving medical attention at the military medical facility.
He urged members of the public to disregard the report of the missing soldiers and go about their legitimate businesses as the Nigerian Army is on top of the situation.