We’ve Recovered 10 Corpses of Our Men, Civilian – Army


…Rescues NNPC Staff    

BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it has rescued all staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) abducted by members of the deadly Boko Haram terrorists group.

It said that it also recovered the corpses of an Officer, eight soldiers and a civilian that were killed by the terrorists that ambushed them while providing escort for the NNPC staff returning from oil exploration at Barno Yasu, Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno State.

A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman said the rescued and recovered corpses have been evacuated to 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital.

Usman said during the pursuit of the terrorists by the military, the team recovered four vehicles one of which, include a gun truck mounted with an Anti-Aircraft Gun, two White Hilux taken away from NNPC staff and one blue Hilux belonging to the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF).

Usman further said; “The team also recovered large quantities of arms and ammunition, several spare tyres, many jerry cans containing Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant, assorted drugs, Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making materials, reflective jackets and a Motorola handheld radio, among others.

“The team also neutralized many of the terrorists. The troops are not relenting in the pursuit, search and rescue effort.”

The Army spokesman explained that on Tuesday July 25, 2017, at about 3.00pm, suspected Boko Haram terrorists ambushed the NNPC staff that were being escorted by a team of Army personnel.

He said; “On receipt of the information, the Brigade mobilized and sent reinforcement, search and rescue party that include the Armed Forces Special Forces and guides that worked and pursued the terrorists throughout the night.”

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