The Senate Committee Chairman on Army, Mohamed Ali Ndume, has disclosed that the Boko Haram sect has killed 847 Nigerian soldiers from 2013 till date.
He said the deceased officers were buried in the military cemetery located in Maiduguri, Borno capital.
Ndume however added that the figure did not include soldiers killed by the insurgents but buried in other military cemeteries.
The lawmaker addressed reporters after his committee returned from a trip to Borno.
He said during the visit, the committee members discovered that soldiers were under-equipped to confront the insurgents.
Ndume also said the number of soldiers confronting insurgents were inadequate, calling on the government to recruit more troops.