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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Boko Haram ambush death toll hits 69


Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - At minimum 69 individuals passed on in a Boko Haram snare of an oil investigation group in upper east Nigeria, as three men hijacked by the jihadists made a video claim.

Specialists said the assault - Boko Haram's bloodiest this year - underscored the diligent risk it postures, in spite of government asserts the gathering is a spent drive.

"So far the loss of life remains at 69," said a guide organization laborer engaged with the recuperation of bodies after the assault in the Magumeri territory of Borno state on Tuesday.

The specialist, who requested that not be distinguished on the grounds that he was not approved to address the media, said 19 officers, 33 regular citizen state army and 17 regular people were slaughtered.

"The last body was recouped Friday in the shrub in the Geidam area of neighboring Yobe state, which is a few kilometers from the scene of the snare," he told AFP.

"It demonstrates the casualty, who had gunfire wounds, passed on in the wake of trekking a long separation. There could be all the more such casualties in the bramble."

Another source with information of the protect operation gave the loss of life as "at least 70" and furthermore said it was hazy whether every one of the casualties had been represented.

The assault hit Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation staff.

"It's an affirmation of the strength and consolation that Boko Haram has figured out how to increase in the course of the most recent a month and a half," said Yan St-Pierre, from the Modern Security Consulting Group.

"They have been assaulting an ever increasing number of military stations and more military guards. For them to follow NNPC faculty just shows they don't fear any military response.

"Essentially they have figured out how to increase enough assets, enough material, to design ambushes focused towards high esteem targets."

- Video bid -

News of the rising loss of life came after Boko Haram distributed a four-minute video in which three men distinguished themselves as being from the University of Maiduguri.

The trio were a piece of a NNPC group set for discover business amounts of oil in the Lake Chad bowl.

"I need to approach the acting president teacher Yemi Osinbajo to act the hero to take care of the demand," one of the men says in the video, which he said was shot on Friday.

He credited the assault to the Islamic State-upheld Boko Haram group headed by Abu Mus'ab Al-Barnawi, which has promised to hit military and government targets.

"They have guaranteed us that if their requests are met they will discharge us instantly to backpedal to the work we were found doing," the man included.

There was no sign of where the video was shot however Magumeri is about 50 kilometers (31 miles) by street northwest of Maiduguri.

College of Maiduguri representative Danjuma Gambo affirmed the characters of the three hijacked men in the video.

"They are our staff however one more is yet to be represented," he told AFP. 


      A casualty is conveyed to the State Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria on July 29, 2017 (AFP Photo/)

A victim is brought to the State Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria on July 29, 2017 (AFP Photo/
Five individuals from staff from the college - two teachers, two technologists and a driver - were killed,  Vice-chancellor Ibrahim Njodi said on Friday.

He told correspondents the college had been reluctant to send staff with the NNPC group yet had been guaranteed about security.

Nigeria is hunting down oil in the upper east to endeavor to decrease its dependence on provisions from the Niger delta, where activist assaults have sliced generation.

- Suicide bombings -

Grabbing has been an element of the Boko Haram insurrection, which has executed no less than 20,000, uprooted more than 2.6 million and left a great many others on the very edge of starvation.

A huge number of ladies and young ladies have been seized, to be offered to contenders, utilized as sex slaves or suicide aircraft, while men and young men have been made to battle in the Islamist positions.

The al-Barnawi group varies from warriors faithful to Boko Haram's long-term pioneer Abubakar Shekau in that it can't help contradicting the aimless focusing of regular people.

On Friday, two suicide aircraft struck a camp for dislodged individuals in Dikwa, 90 kilometers (56 miles) east of Maiduguri, killing eight, said nearby government official Rawa Gana Modu.

In Bama, 70 kilometers (45 miles) southeast of Maiduguri, three youthful female suicide planes were killed when their explosives exploded rashly on Thursday.

"A fourth plane, a 11-year-old young lady, was excessively scared, making it impossible to pull the trigger," said Babakura Kolo, an individual from the non military personnel volunteer army gathering.

"She prevailing with regards to evacuating her vest and sneaked into town. She was found and arrested."


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