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JUST IN: Army buries 23 slain officers, soldiers of Metele Boko Haram attack



The Nigerian Army on Friday buried officers and soldiers that died in the Metele attack last month.

The slain army personnel were buried at the Maimalari Cantonment Cemetery Maiduguri in a very solemn military ceremony.

The Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, was represented by his deputy, Usman Durkwa, among other state officials.

Also, scores of army officers and top security personnel as well as the representative of the Shehu of Borno also attended the burial rites.

Despite report that over 100 soldiers died, the Army has insisted 23 officers and soldiers were killed in the November 18 Boko Haram attack on 157 Task force batalion at Metele, Abadam Local Government, Borno State.

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