The Nigerian Army has dismissed reports that 20 soldiers were killed by Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province ISWAP in the North-East.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammad Yerima via a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja, said the information was false.
Yerima said the report was aimed at discouraging the public and demoralizing troops on the untiring efforts in the overall fight against insurgency.
According to him, there was no attack where 20 soldiers were killed in the entire Theatre.
Yerima said the recent attacks along the road construction site and the attempt to infiltrate Geidam town by the terrorists were swiftly and professionally cleared by the dogged Mobile Strike Teams (MSTs) and elements of 159 Task Force Battalion.
The spokesperson disclosed that soldiers paid the supreme sacrifice while two others who sustained injuries were currently receiving treatment at a military medical facility.
According to him, Boko Haram and ISWAP are on the run and desperate for foods, drugs and logistics from soft targets for survival as their camps, routes and enclaves have been destroyed, blocked and manned by troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO.
He appeal general public to continue to cooperate with the Nigerian Military to fight the terrorists in the country.