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Boko Haram killed 841 civilians since 29 May

Eight Hundred and forty one civilians were killed by Boko Haram insurgents since 29 May when President Muhammadu Buhari took over the mantle of leadership.

According to a tally published by the Daily Trust newspaper, 40 insurgents were also killed and  376 people were injured.

The tally did not account for the military casualties.

The analysis showed that Borno state bore the brunt of Boko Haram attacks, with 25 cases recorded. Yobe state recorded the second highest number of Boko Haram attacks numbering 12, while Gombe and Plateau states recorded two attacks each. Kano and Kaduna states located in the North-West recorded a single attack each within the period in review.

Most of the people who spoke to the newspaper  commended the Buhari  administration for being transparent and truthful in the execution of the war on Boko Haram insurgency, saying the morale of soldiers at the war front is very high, though there are still complaints of foot-dragging by the troops in responding to distress calls in some instances.

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