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by Wale Odunsi,
Boko Haram has released image of kidnapped staff of the University of Maiduguri, UNIMAID.
The three staff were kidnapped during Tuesday’s ambush of oil exploration workers in the Lake Chad Basin by the terrorist group.
Meanwhile, no fewer than 48 bodies of the victims of the attack have been deposited at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) mortuary.
The number is said to have risen.
Corpses deposited were remains of 18 soldiers, 15 Civilian JTF members, 5 university staff and 4 NNPC drivers.
Some names of UNIMAID staff killed are Dr. Joseph Millitus, Dr. Manaja Uba and Idris Njodi.
Also, bodies of six persons who were wounded in the attack but escaped to somewhere in Yobe State where they were later found dead had been brought to Maiduguri.
Apart from the wounded soldiers admitted to the military hospital in the town, many members of the Civilian JTF are also currently on admission at the UMTH.
Meanwhile, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday, ordered service chiefs to return to Borno to lead operations against Boko Haram.