The Nigerian Army has recovered eight bodies of soldiers who died in the Boko Haram attack on Buni gari military base in Yobe state, a security source has revealed.
Speaking to Daily Trust, the source said more soldiers are still missing following the attack by the insurgents.
“Six soldiers were recovered as at Sunday after the attack. Today, we discovered two more making a total of eight. Some of the soldiers are also MIA (missing in action)”.
Sources from Damaturu Specialist Hospital also confirmed that the corpse of the eight soldiers have been deposited at the morgue.
“Six dead bodies of the soldiers were brought to the hospital on Sunday, while the other two were brought today,” she said.
It was also gathered that the military base including the armoured personnel carrier (APC) stationed there were set ablaze by the marauding insurgents.
The insurgents’ attack on military base in Buni gari is the second in 27 days in Yobe state, after an attack on November 7 at Katarko military base which left one armoured personnel carrier burnt just as the base was also set ablaze.
Following the attack, the Sector 2 Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Baba Dala, visited Buni Gari to assess the situation.