Maiduguri, Nigeria — The Nigerian Army Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman Director Army Public Relations issued a public apology on its official website Sunday after falsely claiming to have rescued 12 members of the geological research team from the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID).
The UNIMAID research team who were contracted by the country’s Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) to conduct oil site surveys within the Lake Chad Basin were attacked and then taken prisoner by the Islamic fundamentalist group Boko Haram on July 25th. Shortly thereafter, the Nigerian Army spokesperson Brig. Gen. Usman issued a statement that the Nigerian Army along with its special forces rapidly responded to the attack and tracked the Boko Haram fighters down, dispatching them and rescuing the surviving members of the UNIMAID research team.
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