The Nigerian Army on Tuesday revealed it had evacuated the bodies of all the soldiers killed during a Boko Haram attack on three military bases in Metele, Borno State.
The army stated this on its verified Twitter handle, @HQNigerianArmy, following reports that the bodies of the slain soldiers and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force were yet to be evacuated.
In the statement, which is also available on its Facebook page, the army said, “For the avoidance of doubt, immediately after the attack, reinforcement was sent to the location. Thereafter, a special search and rescue team led by a senior military officer was constituted and equally dispatched.
“The team worked tirelessly, searching all the nooks and crannies of the general area and have evacuated all the gallant troops that paid the supreme price in defence of their fatherland.” Read more