The Nigerian Army yesterday said though its base at Jilli, Yobe State was attacked by Boko Haram, it can account for all its troops at the location.
According to Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, the Director of Army Public Relations, said after the attack the troops reorganized themselves and repelled the terrorists, returning normalcy to the area.
He denied reports that over six hundred soldiers were still missing after terrorists overran the military base.
Chukwu said it was also untrue that about 100 of the troops that disappeared from Jilli after the clash have reported in Geidam town but very few of them had their weapons with them.
He called on the public, particularly residents of the affected areas to go about their legitimate businesses and disregard the said report as the Nigerian Army will continue to protect lives and property of citizens at all times.
He therefore called on the media to always verify facts, as well as balance their reports before going to the press to avoid giving untrue information to the public on sensitive issues.