Major General Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, said that one officer and fifteen soldiers have been found dead in River Yobe.
“The corpses were recovered along Kamadogou River line area in Maiduguri,” Maj. Gen. Irabor
The fifteen soldiers and the officer, lieutenant colonel K. Yusuf, were part of the 46 officially declared missing military personnel over six weeks ago.
K. Yusuf before his death was the commander of Nigerian Army 223 Tank Battalion.
“They have since been buried in Maimalari Cantonment Cemetery with full military honours,” Irabor added.