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More Than 50 Dead After Boko Haram Ambush Attack Nigerian Oil Workers

A Boko Haram ambush that targeted an oil exploration team in northeast Nigeria earlier this week has now reached a death toll of at least 50 people, but officials warned the toll could still rise on Thursday, according to Al Jazeera. The attack on Tuesday in the Magumeri area of Borno state on a convoy of specialists that were from Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was the deadliest attack in several months and signaled that Boko Haram fighters were still fighting. Details on the ambush were slow to emerge, with authorities initially believing it was a kidnapping attempt, but specifics …read more

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