At the time of this report, security agents were yet to confirm the incident.
"They have been attacking more and more military outposts and more military convoys".
He also called on the Federal Government to stop the excessive use of force against Boko Haram.
Most of the workers are reportedly from the university, which has a partnership with the oil corporation concerning a project around Lake Chad Basin.
Al-Barnawi, scion of the late group leader Mohamed Yusuf, is a leader of a Boko Haram faction and is also said to be recognized by Daesh. the other factional leader Abubakar Shekau and al-Barnawi are now said to be fighting each other.
They, however, did not state what the demands of the terrorists are.
"We commend you and the government appreciates what you are doing; even to work in Maiduguri requires courage".
There was no indication of where the video was shot but Magumeri is some 50 km by road northwest of Maiduguri.
University of Maiduguri spokesman Danjuma Gambo confirmed the identities of the three kidnapped men in the video to AFP.
"They are our staff but one more is yet to be accounted for", he told AFP.
Nigeria is searching for oil in the northeast to try to reduce its reliance on supplies from the Niger delta, where militant attacks have slashed production. Ibrahim Njodi, who was among those killed during the cross fire between the Boko Haram insurgent on the Tuesday attack and has since been buried.
At least, eight persons were killed while 14 others sustained serious injury in a latest bomb attack by Boko Haram insurgetnts which happened at an Internally Displaced Persons camp.
Dambatta said the suicide bomber penetrated a building housing returnees in Dikwa, east of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, detonating the explosive leading to massive casualties.
Civilian militia member Babakura Kolo said the attackers disguised themselves as traders wanting to buy grain. "She was found and taken into custody".
Alves used to play alongside compatriot Neymar at Barcelona before he departed for Serie A to join Juventus on a free last summer. Monaco meanwhile will start their league title defence with a match at home to Toulouse on Friday, August 4.
Nevertheless, signing a bill that penalises Russia's election interference marks a significant shift for Mr Trump. The sanctions are over Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea and alleged interference in the United States election.
As early as October, voters are likely to see increased costs as insurance companies notify people about their new rates. But that's simply not an option for a conservative base energized by its opposition to the health law.
The European Union has expressed concern about the new sanctions , saying they could have an impact on the European energy sector. Trump, whose campaign is being investigated for possible ties to Moscow , by preventing him from unilaterally lifting penalties.
The Boston Red Sox , yesterday traveled to Seattle, Washington to play the first of a three game series against the Mariners. The drama is mounting, the pressure is building and the Red Sox are continuing to lose games.
David Phelps took over in relief, and Neil Walker and Curtis Granderson followed Conforto's homer with RBI singles to make it 7-5. But Reed got Robinson Cano to ground into a double play and Nelson Cruz to fly out to left field to close out the victory.
The 37-year-old was facing an unknown in Oezdemir who had just two fights in the UFC before he stepped in against Manuwa. After dusting Manuwa, Oezdemir spoke with Joe Rogan and somewhat unsurprisingly called out the victor of Cormier vs.
Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker said Washington was considering sending lethal weapons to Kiev. President Donald Trump plans to sign a bill into law that would tighten sanctions against Iran, Russia and North Korea.
Maybe if the health care bill could have included all they wanted it to, Republicans would have been able to pass something . Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.
Schumer Praises GOP Sens For Killing 'Skinny Repeal'
In his own statement , McCain said the failure of the GOP plan "presents the Senate with an opportunity to start fresh". Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to move on the measure Friday, but it was delayed after an objection from Sen.
Japanese defence minister resigns
Reports suggest Prime Minister Abe could announce a major shakeup of his cabinet as early as next week. Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will take over Inada's responsibilities, at least for now.
Niantic postpones two of its Pokémon GO events in Europe
Niantic surely will get what's coming to them, and hopefully this will be a lesson about how not to do a big event. In my Post-mortem analysis for Niantic failed event " Pokemon GO Fest ", I covered a lot of issues the event had.
Alexis Sanchez Has A Cold
The Chilean is due to make his return to training today after being given extra time off following the Confederations Cup. He will be part of the team next year and after that I can understand it.
Russia Says Will Retaliate Against US Sanctions
The statement noted that the idea of Russophobia and confrontation has taken root within "certain circles" in the United States. Relations with the United States "are at such a low level that we have nothing to lose" by retaliating , he said .