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#BringBackOurSoldiers: Army denies losing 105 soldiers to Boko Haram, calls story “a figment of imagination”



Lt_General Tukur Buratai.fwThe Nigerian Chief of Army Staff Lt. General Tukur Buratai has denied reports that 105 soldiers are missing.

In a phone call with Vanguard, the General called it “a figment of imagination of the authors of the story”.

Premium Times broke the missing soldiers in Borno story yesterday morning, which prompted a #BringBackOurSoldiers social media campaign.

General Buratai, who is from Borno state and was appointed by President Buhari on July 13, 2015, stated,

“It is not true that our soldiers are missing. The soldiers went on a mission for the Nigerian nation and they have since returned and joined their battalions”.

Source: Vanguard


  1. Bola

    November 20, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    All you blogs always carrying unverified story. how can 105 soldiers be missing, i never the story was crap

  2. tannie

    November 20, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Bia BN, is that you guys aren’t aware that today id GEJ birthday? Abeg do a birthday post for him joor.
    Happy birthday Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, we will always remember you as a Hero of Democracy

    • ElessarisEllendil

      November 20, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      That’s one way to put it. But you know more people will remember him for the famous ‘corruption is not stealing’?

      If you cared so much you should have bought Newspaper advert for him, you know Dr Goodluck doesn’t read Blogs. He’s a renaissance Man like that.

    • lovegoodluck

      November 20, 2015 at 1:28 pm

      I know BN does birthday post for celebrities and others alike. Whether he’s remembered as a “hero of democracy” or for the famous “corruption is not stealing” it doesn’t change the fact that he was our president.

      How do you know he doesn’t read blog, abi you dey leave with am

  3. ElessarisEllendil

    November 20, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Well………..looks like a certain Colonel Sani Usman don enter one chance.

  4. Puzzles

    November 20, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    I sincerely hope that they are saying the truth…

    • Iris

      November 20, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      Honestly, because of Boko Haram really captured those soldiers and then took all the weaponry the allegedly took…

  5. Angel

    November 20, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Hahaha…. I laugh in Swahili, this is the reason even the international community don’t take Nigeria serious, just take a look at the recent case in Mali, everybody – the whole world is on it. And some people get angry cos some Nigerians will rather chant #prayforparis and not #prayfornigeria, it’s because Nigeria’s case is beyound hopeless, I mean where exactly do you start from?

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      November 20, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      I think the worst of our problems is constantly denying that there’s even a problem. We just hush-hush every damn thing to an incredible level of self deceit.

      And you see that very defensive attitude of covering failures up when you read any government response to an alleged problem – most recently witnessed in how we respectively replied to the Omagwa International airport and Lagos traffic saga. Naija leaders just keep lying incessantly to themselves in order to sleep better at night or something … It’s becoming very pathetic.

  6. The real Ibinabo

    November 20, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    My major problem with this administration is the lack of accessibility of info .Too many allegations but no confirmations, a lot of things are hearsay (missing billions, negotiations with boko Haram, release of some girls etc). At least with uncle Jona, things were explicitly stated, whether good or bad and we could judge him fairly. Mr Buhari and cohorts please stop covering up everything, we deserve to know the true state of affairs in this nation!!

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