The Nigerian Army on Tuesday denied report that over 30 soldiers were killed in an ambush by members of the Islamic State (ISIS) in the Northeast.
A section of the media reported that ISIS had ambushed and killed 30 Nigerian troops on Friday in the region.
Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, made the denial in a statement.
Nwachikwu said contrary to the report, there was no such attack on troops or any other adversary within or outside the theatre of operation.
He said the report was another set of media propaganda and an attempt by the Boko Haram terrorists to remain relevant.
He explained, “The graphic images used to support the article were closely studied and lacked nexus to any recent operational engagements of Operation Lafiya Dole.
“It is very pertinent to state that the photographs culled were not a reflection of recent operational encounters of Operation Lafiya Dole.”