A soldier who survived the Matele army battalion base attack in Northeastern Nigeria, Emmanuel Ada (real name withheld) has alarmed that his life is under threat.

Mr. Emmanuel was quoted in a news report by MKB to have narrated his ordeal during the November 18 attack in Matele, Borno State wherein he revealed that contrary to army officials' claims, only eight of the corpses of the "over 150" slain soldiers have been recovered.

In the report, reference was made to his Facebook post which contained revelations on the attack and a subsequent attack on him and his colleagues during a search and rescue mission a day after the attack.

The soldier in the post said a surveillance team sent to inspect the Matele base and confirm its safety for the evacuation of corpses deceived the search team dispatched from 119 that everywhere was "Charlie-Charlie" meaning everywhere was clear, when the insurgents had taken over the camp.

MKB had established contact with him after the post which was shared by over 1000 people on facebook, Wednesday.

On Thursday morning however, the soldier told MKB that his life was in danger.

In a telephone chat, Mr. Emmanuel said "They are threatening to kill me if I don't take out the post I made."

He suspected the army officials to be behind the threats, saying "In case anything happens to me, let the Nigerian public hold the Nigerian Army responsible."

Efforts to reach the army officials in Maiduguri proved abortive at the time of publishing this report, likewise Human Rights organizations.