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Nigeria troops killed by scores in Boko Haram Islamic extremist assault on military base in Borno state

KANO, Nigeria — The dying toll from a Boko Haram assault on a Nigerian military submit on the border with Niger has risen to 48, army sources stated on Monday. Scores of Boko Haram fighters in vans stormed the bottom on Thursday in Zari village in northern Borno state and briefly seized it after a fierce battle.

Boko Haram, which has been waging a lethal insurgency in Nigeria since 2009, has intensified assaults on army targets in current months.

A minimum of 30 Nigerian troopers had been initially stated to have been killed in Thursday’s raid.

“The casualty toll now stands at 48 with the restoration of 17 extra our bodies of troopers in surrounding bushes in Zari by search and rescue groups,” a army supply who didn’t wish to be named informed AFP. “Search operations are nonetheless ongoing and extra our bodies are prone to be recovered.”

One other army supply confirmed the brand new dying toll.

“To this point (the) our bodies of 48 troops have been recovered. Yesterday rescue groups discovered 17 our bodies of fallen troopers,” he stated, including that they included two officers and 46 troopers.

“When the troops had been overwhelmed by the terrorists they withdrew in numerous instructions,” the supply stated.

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