An ambush by Boko Haram terrorists on an oil exploration team in Borno on Tuesday has led to the death of more than three lecturers of the University of Maiduguri, Punch reports.
The newspaper reports that five staff of the university were part of the exploration team.
It was gathered that the lecturers who have been confirmed dead include Dr. Joseph Millitus, Dr. Manaja Uba and Idris Njodi.
A relation of Dr. Millitus who reportedly died in the ambush, Daniel Millitus said the family was still in grief.
He reportedly added that the family was making arrangements to bury the deceased.
Another relation of a slain lecturer (Dr. Manaja Uba), said the family was still in shock
The Army on Wednesday had claimed it rescued all the oil workers who were kidnapped by the insurgents.
Army spokesman, Sani Usman had said, “So far, they have rescued all the NNPC staff and recovered the corpses of the officer, eight soldiers and a civilian who have been evacuated to 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital.
“The team recovered four vehicles, one of which include a gun truck mounted with an Anti-Aircraft Gun, two white Hilux taken away from NNPC staff and one blue Hilux belonging to CJTF.