Death toll in mil­i­tant at­tack rises to 48

Observer on Saturday - - News -

- Nige­rian hospi­tal of­fi­cials say the death toll from an am­bush in north­east­ern Nige­ria has risen to 48 peo­ple. The of­fi­cials say the bodies of 18 sol­diers and 30 oth­ers have been brought to Maiduguri from the area near Lake Chad where ex­trem­ists Boko Haram fight­ers at­tacked ge­o­log­i­cal sur­vey­ors who were prospect­ing for oil. The mil­i­tary has put the toll at 10 dead, and the govern­ment has sus­pended oil prospect­ing in the area. The at­tack comes five days af­ter Nige­ria’s army is­sued a di­rec­tive for the ar­rest of the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, within 40 days.


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