By Ese Awhotu
The Nigerian Army said that it has found the bodies of sixteen(16) missing soldiers who were earlier declared missing in Action during their dislodgment from Gashigar in October last year.
The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor, who disclosed this yesterday, said the missing soldiers were found dead along Kamadogou River line area in Maiduguri.
Among the recovered corpses was that of Lt Col K Yusuf, the former Commanding Officer of 223 Tank Battalion.
Irabor said they have since been buried in Maimalari Cantonment Cemetery with full military honours.
He said the disclosure was in line with “our resolve to keep you and the general public informed of our activities in Operation LAFIYA DOLE. Our gallant troops have continued exploitation and mop-up operations against fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs). The activities of the week under review show that the BHT are in disarray and are equally desperate.”