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Army Disputes Casualty Figures In Borno Attack

Musdapha Ilo – Maiduguri

The Army on Sunday said contrary to media reports, five persons, not 30, were murdered in a most recent attack in Bulakuri, Borno state on a wedding convoy

Spokesman for the Army, Mohammed Dole, a lieutenant colonel, said the report in the media that 30 persons were killed was false and urged journalists to always verify facts before going to press.

“Please be informed that the media report on the alleged killing of 30 persons is false,” he said.

Dole said that the attack was launched on a bus at a village called Bulakuri in Bama, headquarters of Bama local government area of Borno.

“There was actually an attack on a bus at Bulakuri village resulting in the killing five persons and not 30 as indicated in the report,” he said.

According to the Army spokesman, the corpses of the victims are in Bama and not Maiduguri as reported in the media.

The groom was reportedly amongst the victims.

Survivors. Who spoke to journalists, said the groom and well wishers were ambushed on Saturday on their way back to Maiduguri after the wedding ceremony which took place in Michika, a town in Adamawa State.