Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, on Tuesday revealed that aome 840 Nigerian soldiers have been killed by Boko Haram terrorists from 2013 till date.
He said the dead soldiers were buried in the military cemetery located in Maiduguri, Borno State.
Ndume disclosed that the figure however, did not include other soldiers killed by the insurgents and buried in other military cemeteries located in other parts of the North-East geopolitical zone.
The senator denied reports of mass burial of soldiers killed by the terrorists.
He also said the Senate panel was already investigating allegations that some non-governmental agencies operating in the North-East were providing useful information to Boko Haram leaders.