Here are pictures of the soldiers who survived attack after Boko Haram insurgents overran a Nigerian Army battalion in Borno State on Sunday, killing the unit’s commander and at least 70 soldiers.
According to reports, large cache of arms, ammunition, and military equipment were carted away by Boko Haram fighters during the attack on 157 Task Force Battalion in Metele, Guzamala Local Government Area, at about 6:00 p.m.
According to some of the soldiers, who survived the attack, the move to evacuate the corpses was thwarted by the Boko Haram fighters, who held their ground and forced the soldiers to abandon the mission.
According to a soldier, who survived the attack, their location was invaded after Boko Haram allegedly issued a threat letter last Friday that it would soon take over four strategic military locations around the Lake Chad region.
The soldier, who managed to escape the attack alongside other injured troops, said at least 70 soldiers died in the attack.