The Nigerian Army has denied media reviews that 30 soldiers have been killed by Boko Haram members at Zari village in Guzamala Native Authorities Space of Borno on Friday.
A global media home in a report printed yesterday September 1st, claimed that troops deployed in Zari in Guzamala Native Authorities Space, have been killed when Boko Haram launched a lethal assault on the village on Thursday night. Based on the report, members of the sect using in vans, stormed the bottom at Zari village, in northern Borno State late Thursday and briefly seized it after a fierce battle in which 30 soldiers have been killed.
Refuting the media report, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, Director, Army Public Relations, in a telephone interview, stated that the alleged killing was the “figment of the creativeness of the information company”. Based on Chukwu, the insurgents didn’t assault any army formation however relatively got here to loot foodstuffs and extort cash from the locals. He stated that the insurgents have been repelled by the land troops of 82 Activity Drive deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole, who have been carefully supported by the Air Activity Drive.
“In the course of the fire-fight, overwhelming quantity of fireplace was unleashed on the insurgents from each the air and floor troops, neutralising a number of of them and their weapons. The Boko Haram took some of their corpses and fled whereas others escaped with bullet accidents, including that normalcy and sanity was restored in the affected communities. t could be very unlucky how individuals will simply sit in the consolation of their zones and fabricate tales that don’t exist, most particularly the worldwide media.
“Such false narratives, we’ve at all times consider are deliberate makes an attempt to advertise Boko Haram and their actions in opposition to the sovereignty of the nation. That media organisation was stated to have gotten their data from a safety personnel and went forward to file their report with out making additional inquiries. That is unethical and unprofessional to say the least,” Chukwu stated