Date: 9 months ago   Category: World

Nigeria has disproved data on death of 30 soldiers during attack of Boko Haram - RIA Novosti, 9/2/2018

MOSCOW, 2 Sep — RIA Novosti. The director of public relations of army of Nigeria general Texas Chukva in an interview to the Nation edition on Sunday has disproved media reports on death of 30 Nigerian soldiers during attack of fighters of radical group "Boko Haram" on AFP 2018/Stefan Heunis military base.© Eighteen people have died during attack of Boko Haram in the West Chadarany France Presse agency with reference to a source in armed forces of the country has reported that fighters of radical group "Boko Haram" have committed an assault on military base in the northeast of Nigeria near border with Niger therefore 30 soldiers have died. "We always perceive such untrue reports as deliberate attempt to advance Boko Haram and their activity … It at least is unethical and nonprofessional" — the general has said. Chukva called the message no more than "a fruit of imagination of news agency". He has reported that actually fighters of Boko Haram didn't attack military base, and "have come to select food and to extort money from locals", but the 82nd operational group of ground forces participating in the operation Lafiya Dole with assistance of the Air Force has reflected attack. At the same time military neutralized several fighters and have confiscated their weapon.© of AP Photo/Sunday Alamba In Nigeria eleven people have died during attack of "Boko Haram" of "Boko Haram" have taken away several bodies from among the killed and ran while others ran having got bullet wounds" — I have told Chukva, having added that order in affected settlements has been restored. The Boko Haram radical Islamist group operating in Nigeria opposes the western model of education and tries to obtain introduction of Sharia through the whole country. According to human rights organizations, in the violent actions connected with fighters of Boko Haram in eight years about 20 thousand people have died. The group stands behind the majority of the terrorist attacks which are regularly committed in response to the military campaign directed against it which is conducted by Niger, Cameroon and Chad.



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