Clashes in northern Nigeria leave over 40 dead


More than 40 people have been killed in clashes between government forces and militants in northern Nigeria, as the search for nearly 200 abducted schoolgirls continues.On Friday, Nigerian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Chris Olukolade said the clashes in the state of Borno, where the abducted girls are thought to be held, left over 40 militants and four soldiers dead.“The capture of a number of terrorists believed to be the ringleaders of those operating around Alagarmo sparked off a major fight on the outskirts of Bulanbuli, Borno State last night,” Olukolade said.At least nine other Nigerian soldiers were wounded in the clashes.

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