Nigeria Army denies killing of troops in Borno State.
The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Benson Akinroluyo, has refuted the report trending on the social media that the military lost some of its troops to an attack carried out by the Boko Haram sect on its Kimba forward operational base in Borno State.
The casualties’ claim, according to him, was fake.
The command’s spokesman, Col. Ado Isa, in a statement yesterday in Maiduguri, disclosed that the terrorists were being “bombarded and chased out” from their enclaves with depleted number of fighters and supplies.
He said the insurgents were fleeing the “colossal storms of joint military operations in Sambisa Forest and Lake Chad region.”
He added: “The terrorists are now looking for ways to sneak into towns for food supplies, logistics, and weapons to fight.”