The Nigerian Army has dismissed reports that over 100 officers and soldiers had deserted the army during encounters with insurgents in parts of Borno recently.

On Thursday, the Army’s Public Relations manager, Mohammed Yerima said the publication is false and unfounded.

Yerima said that a section of media had reported that over hundred troops absconded after Boko Haram attacks on Marte and Dikwa.

The army spokesperson, however urged members of the public to disregard the story adding that the subversive intent of the promoters was targeted at dampening the morale and fighting efficiency of the troops.

He called for public support in the fight against Boko Haram.

“The Nigerian Army wishes to assure the general public that troops are in high spirits and currently clearing areas infiltrated by the Boko Haram terrorists.