The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, has said that 840 Nigerian soldiers killed by the Boko Haram terrorists from 2013 to date were buried in the Military cemetery located in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Senator Ali Ndume said the figure did not include other soldiers killed by the insurgents and buried in other military cemeteries located in other parts of the North-East geopolitical zone of the country.
Ndume, said this on Tuesday while speaking with journalists in Abuja.
He denied reports of mass burial of soldiers killed by Boko Haram members as part of findings by his colleagues who recently returned from Maiduguri.
The lawmaker also said the Senate panel was already investigating allegations that some non-governmental agencies operating in the North-East, were providing useful information to the Boko Haram leaders that are detrimental to the fight against terrorism.