More than 50 killed in Boko Haram attack on Nigeria oil team


KANO: Over 50 people died in a Boko Haram attack that took place on an oil exploration team in northeast Nigeria few days back.

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“The death toll keeps mounting,” source stated. It added, “Now we have more than 50 and… more bodies are coming in.”

Information of the violence, which was firstly believed to be a kidnapping efforts, have been deliberate to appear, as the military firmly reins contact to Borno state.

In the clashes, Telecommunications and other infrastructure have been badly destroyed. Nearly 20,000 killed and over 2.6 million people lost their homes since 2009.

On Wednesday, the military asserted that 10 people died in the violence which focused on the team from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and geologists from the University of Maiduguri.

An aid agency worker asserted, “As at 7:00 pm (1800 GMT) yesterday (Wednesday), 47 bodies were found from the bushes around Magumeri.

“Eleven people were set ablaze in the violence. The people were set on fire on their vehicles.”

“We covered them here on the grounds that they couldn’t be taken to Maiduguri.

“Tonight (Thursday), six more bodies were recouped, including one trooper, and numerous more could be recuperated in light of the fact that hunt and protect groups are everywhere.”

According to the medicinal source, “So far we have 18 dead warriors. Ten were brought yesterday and eight all the more today.”

At the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), a restorative laborer stated: “We have 19 bodies right now of regular citizens. Fifteen of them were vigilantes (non military personnel state army) and four were staff from the college.

“They have been taken for internment.”

The leader of the scholastic staff union at the University of Maiduguri, Dani Mamman, affirmed they had gotten four bodies and said two of them were scholastics.

“We got the impression our staff on the group were saved in light of the fact that that was what the military representative said yesterday,” he included.

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“In any case, we were stunned when we were given four dead bodies. This implies it wasn’t a safeguard.