The Nigerian military at last broke its silence on the number of casualties in the January 17 Rann misfire, claiming that 112 persons died in the incident with 97 others injured.
The military, at a press briefing by the head of the counter-insurgency operations in the North-East, Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor, equally revealed that 26 foreigners with links to Boko Haram were caught in the last one month.
He said of the foreigners caught, 17 were Chadians while nine were Nigeriens. He also said another foreigner, a Malian, simply identified as Ayuba who claimed he only spoke French, was arrested in Dikwa.
Another major breakthrough in the last one month, according to Irabor, was the arrest in Shehuri area of Maiduguri, of a suspected Boko Haram member who specialised in sneaking suicide bombers into Maiduguri. Read more