Ex-Minister blast Buhari, Army Chief over 105 missing soldiers

He challenged the government to disclose the location of the soldiers if truly they are still alive.

Femi Fani Kayode.

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has described the denial of the death of 105 Nigerian soldiers by the military leadership as "wickedness of the highest order.

Media report of the soldiers being killed by the terror group, Boko Haram went viral last week. But the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai, swiftly denied the report in a statement, stating that the soldiers returned to their battalion safely after fighting off the terrorists.

In a series of tweets, Fani-Kayode, who was reacting to Buratai's statement, the army Chief and President Muhammadu Buhari should be ashamed for lying to Nigerians about the whereabouts of the soldiers.

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“This is wickedness of the highest order and Pres. Buhari, his Chief of Army Staff and his Min. of Defence should bury their heads in shame", he tweeted.

The Chieftain of the People's Democratic Party continued, "Anyone that buys the lie and propaganda that the 105 soldiers never died and that they are still alive is a compound fool or village idiot.

“Will the military also deny the fact that 2 days ago 34 of our soldiers were killed by BH. These boys died for their country. Why deny them?

“All we want from the military is the truth. If 105 were not killed then how many were killed?”

The soldiers, who were said to have been attached to the 157 Battalion, disappeared after fierce gun-fight in Gudunbali, Borno State on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

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