48 corpses of soldiers, NNPC, JTF officials killed in Boko Haram attacks arrive Maiduguri

Corpses of 18 Soldiers, 15 Civilian JTF, 5 university staff and 4 NNPC drivers, killed by Boko Haram terrorists during an oil exploration to the Lake Chad Basin have arrived Maiduguri Teaching Hospital in Borno.

According to Punch, Sources at the UMTH and the Maimalari Army Barrack confirmed that the corpses were brought into Maiduguri from the scene of the attack.

The report also confirms that 6 persons who were wounded in the attack but escaped to somewhere in Yobe State were later found dead and brought to Maiduguri.

Apart from the wounded soldiers admitted to military hospital in the town, two members of the Civilian JTF were as at Thursday, on admission at the UMTH.

The Army, in a press statement on Wednesday by it’s spokesman, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, had claimed that all the NNPC staff abducted in the Tuesday’s ambush had been rescued.

But investigations revealed that five lecturers from the University of Maiduguri in the exploration team were killed.

Names of three of those who were given as Dr. Joseph Millitus, Dr. Manaja Uba and Idris Njodi.

The Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Col. Kingsley Samuel, when contacted on the matter, said it was not within the purview of the 7 Division where he is the spokesman.

He asked that, “You have to get in contact with Abuja on this, as I have no available information. It is under the 8 division.”

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