So, one of the lucky soldiers who escaped the deadly attack on the military formation in Metele in Borno state has narrated how he escaped.

TheCable quotes the unnamed soldier who spoke off the record as saying that more than 100 of his colleagues fled the attack.

The soldier accused the military authorities of lying to the public about the insurgency in the north-east, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to act.

“Most of our people dropped their arms and pulled off this dirty uniform… the bodies of our troops littered everywhere but we watched the news and heard army headquarters saying troops repelled the attack,” he said.

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“The army chief and other generals only sit in Abuja and lie to Nigerians whereas soldiers are being killed on daily basis. We lack manpower, but nobody is telling the president the truth.

“The president should demand the whereabouts of all the soldiers deployed to Operation Last Hold to fight Boko Haram under Major General Abbah Dikko. The answer is, all of them have been crushed by Boko Haram and their new weapons and arms are what the Boko Haram is using to attack us. Please, help us tell Mr President that the service chiefs are just lying to him.”

Recall that over 100 soldiers attached to 157 task force battalion were reportedly killed in the attack while the armoury at the formation was looted.

The Islamic State in West Africa Province had claimed responsibility for the attack.

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