Dozens die in rescue mission
At least 30 people have died after an attempted rescue of an oil exploration team kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria, officials said on Thursday. The team searching for oil in Nigeria’s conflict-ridden northeast was made up of members from the state oil firm and university researchers and staff. At least five of the exploration team were killed and soldiers also died. The attempted rescue was carried out by military personnel and vigilantes.