Meanwhile, the Nigeria Army said it has recovered twenty-one additional bodies in an operation to rescue oil exploration crew abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General. Sani Kukasheka, in a statement, said that the army also recovered vehicles and various calibres of weapons in the operation.
General Kukasheka said contrary to reports in some media, six out of the twelve members of the exploration team that went out are still missing, while one of the NNPC staff returned to base alive
General Kukasheka, who described the incident as unfortunate, said that the error emanated from the statement issued by the Army on the rescue mission was not ‘deliberate’.