More than 40 people were killed in a battle with the Islamist organization «Boko Haram» in Nigeria. During the attempts to release abducted by militants people were killed five members of the group on oil exploration from the University of Maiduguri, and also soldiers and national guards, said on Friday, July 28, BBC.
It is noted that such a large number of victims will be a blow for the government, which claimed that the rebels are defeated. Since 2009, when the organization «Boko Haram» staged a rebellion in the country, at least 20 thousand people were killed and thousands abducted.
The most infamous case of kidnapping occurred on April 14, 2014, when fighters «Boko Haram» kidnapped 276 school student in the village of Chibok. The attack on the school, the organization’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, explained that «girls must leave school and get married». Since then, the organization has released more than 100 girls in exchange for their fighters held by security forces of Nigeria.