We were there at the Maimalari barracks when some of these Boko Haram people were released," one of the soldiers said. "The authorities are releasing them, but Boko Haram are killing soldiers that they capture. This does not make sense to us at all.
Further interrogation disclosed that they were actually soldiers who were recruited recently from ex insurgents by the federal government. The damages done on the affected communities were enormous as residents lamented their ordeals.
A Nigerian soldier "Charles Sea" who is currently on the warfront fighting Boko Haram shared a photo on social media of the grave where he sleeps daily. According to him, from tat grave the wakes up every morning to carry out his daily duties. Read what he
It was gathered that all the absconding soldiers now being trailed by the Nigerian Army were also from Jaji but moved to Sokoto at the instance of Gen. Otiki.
According to eyewitness reports, the soldiers who were stationed nearby the secretariat claimed they were being filmed/photographed by the press officers inside the secretariat.
He said the soldiers were on a reprisal attack over the killing of one of their colleagues near the community on Wednesday.
Nigerian soldiers and local security personnel have rescued atleast seven people among who are NNPC exploration team who were abducted by boko haram members with their security aides.
Eight soldiers including an officer were killed, some others got injured." A civilian source blamed the military for not doing enough to dislodge the insurgents from the village.
The serving soldiers were said to be providing escort for robbery gang that specialised in stealing Solar panels and inverters.
Our soldiers killed a number of them. They were so many of them, so there was shooting from all angles. The multiple explosions led to the deaths of dozens of both civilians and soldiers nearby," the source said.
How I miraculously escaped from being kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists - 15 year old Dapchi student
"I moved closer to them, thinking they were soldiers. "I soon realized that they were not soldiers. As I made to run away, one of them tried to grab me. I dodged him but he got my hijab. I quickly removed my hijab and left him with it and ran away.
Many other armless civilians were injured as a result of the soldiers bullet including Chief Gbenda Lukera, a community leader cum politician.
"During the operation, three soldiers and seven civilians lost their lives, while 57 villagers were arrested by the joint operation.'' Agwu said that arms and ammunition were discovered during the operation which was still ongoing.
Meanwhile, 23 Nigerian soldiers are yet to be accounted for after Boko Haram insurgents ambushed a military convoy at Boboshe village in Bama local government area of Borno. 5 officers, 18 soldiers and 8 trucks were missing after the attack which occurred