Nigerian Army Deny Killing of 30 Soldiers by ISIS in North-Eastern Nigeria
- October 10, 2017
The Nigerian Army has dismissed as falsehood, alleged killing of 30 troops by Islamic State in an ambush on troops engaged in the counter-insurgency campaign in the North-East.
A section of the media reported that ISIS had ambushed and killed 30 Nigerian troops on Friday in the region. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations,Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, made the denial in a statement issued in Maiduguri.
Nwachikwu said that contrary to the report, there were no such attack on troops of operation Lafiya Dole by ISIS or any other adversary within or outside the theatre of operation. He said that the report was another set of media propaganda and an attempt by the Boko Haram terrorists to remain relevant and portray seeming potency.
He explained that the concocted report was unsubstantiated and lacked credibility. The graphic images used to support the article were closely studied and lacked connection to any recent operational engagements of Operation Lafiya Dole.