Colonel Sani Usman, the spokesperson of the Nigerian army, has stated that the soldiers missing after the gun battle with the Boko Haram sect attacks in Gudumbali and Kareto in Borno state have returned their units.
Earlier on November 19 report gathered that at least 105 soldiers went missing after the Boko Haram attack.
Usman’s statement defined the incident as a small setback for the Nigerian troops operating in the Northern Borno state towns of Gudumbali and Kareto, saying, the situation was being stabilized.
The statement reads in part: “However, situation being stabilised. The troops have rejoined their units for further action.
“The earlier media reports were exaggerated. The CO is right now with his soldiers. It’s just a minor setback and such are common in military operations. May Allah help us all.”
Nigerians have reacted tremendously to the earlier reports about the missing 105 Nigerian soldiers which included the commander officer after fierce encounter with Boko Haram terrorists.
Chief of Army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has also waved aside reports that soldiers prosecuting the war against insurgents met their untimely death when they failed to return.