The Nigerian Army on Tuesday confirmed recovery of the bodies of soldiers killed during an attack on three military bases in Metele, Borno State.
The army on Tuesday confirmed this in its Twitter handle in reaction to reports that the bodies of the fallen soldiers and those of Civilian Joint Task Force are yet to be evacuated.
The tweet read “For the avoidance of doubt, immediately after the attack, reinforcement was sent to the location. Thereafter, a special search and rescue team led by a senior military officer was constituted and equally dispatched.
“The team worked tirelessly, searching all the nooks and crannies of the general area and have evacuated all the gallant troops that paid the supreme price in defense of their fatherland.”