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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.

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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".


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