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Nigeria: Battle with Boko Haram kills 40 people

  • At least 40 people have lost their lives following an ambush by Boko Haram, a prominent Islamic militant group in Nigeria. This happened when an attempt was being made to free some people. An oil exploration team has lost at least five of its members. Several soldiers as well as members of a group of vigilantes have also lost their lives in this ambush. The Nigerian Government has always insisted that the insurgents are really close to defeat but this spate of deaths would no doubt deal a major blow to such claims.

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