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26 Jul 2017

UNIMAID, NNPC Staff And CJTF Ambushed By Boko Haram in Borno

Boko Haram members have struck again in the north-eastern part of Nigeria with some civilians ambushed by the dangerous sect.
 
Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau
 
Information reaching the PoliticsNGR newsdesk this morning reveals that in the late hours of Tuesday, July 25, suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorist group ambushed a team of oil exploration workers, killing some of them, while others are reportedly missing.
 
The incident occurred at a village between Gubio and Magumeri, Jibi local government area of Borno state.
 
"The team includes staff of University of Maiduguri, Nigerian National Petroleum Commission, NNPC and security operatives", a reliable source said.
 
It was learnt that some of the victims were taken away by the terrorists, while others were killed. "Out of about ten vehicles in the convoy that went, only one returned so far', the source stated via a phone conversation.
 
The exact casualty figure is yet to be ascertained as there's no any official statement from any of the security outfits as at the time of filing this report.
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