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Nigeria army refutes reports of missing soldiers after Boko Haram ambush

Nigeria’s military has denied reports that over 20 of its troops are missing, following a clash with Boko Haram militants in the northeast of the country. The confrontation between militants and troops took place on Saturday in the Bama area of Borno, the state worst hit by the jihadist group which has killed more than 30,000 people since 2009 when it launched an insurgency to create an Islamic caliphate. Three soldiers told Reuters more than 20 were missing. “We lost some of our soldiers in the attac

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