Reliable military insiders also told this newspaper that the terrorists captured a T-72 tank as well as several artillery weapons from the unit.
This allegation was denied by the Military, the commander of 7 Division, Yushau Abubakar and in their attempt to cover up the setback suffered by its troops in a recent battle with the extremist Boko Haram sect and discredit PREMIUM TIMES exclusive report on the matter, senior officials of the Nigerian Army have made at least four contradictory statements in the last 24 hours.
Some moments ago, there was relief when Premium Times made a publication declaring the soldiers safe and have returned back to their division. Click here.
However, within this same pace of time, pictures of dead soldiers are being circulated on social media alleged to be among the missing soldiers.
The whole contradictory stories are not and will not help our military personnel. Besides, what do we believe?