The Oasis Reporters
January 12 , 2017
The Nigerian Army said it had recovered corpses of one officer and 15 soldiers who were earlier declared “Missing in Action” during an operation to dislodge the Boko Haram insurgents from Gashigar Area in Borno on Oct. 16, 2016.
The sixteen soldiers were part of the 46 officially declared missing more than six weeks ago.
The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.- Gen. Lucky Irabor, made this known at a weekly review of Operation Rescue Final at Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, on Wednesday, saying the soldiers were found dead in River Yobe.
“The corpses were recovered along Kamadugou River line area in Maiduguri,” he said.
“Among the recovered corpses was that of Lt.-Col. K Yusuf, the former Commanding Officer (CO) of 223 Tank Battalion.
“They have since been buried in Maimalari Cantonment Cemetery with full military honours.”