14 Soldiers Killed, 29 Wounded In Anti-Boko Haram Operations

Niger’s army said Friday that 14 of its soldiers and scores of Boko Haram fighters had been killed during a multi-month sweep operation in the nation’s southeast.

Defence ministry spokesman Colonel Moustapha Ledru told state television that “123 terrorists” had been killed and “a large quantity of arms recovered from the insurgents.”

It was not possible to independently verify this number.

Ledru said 14 soldiers were killed and 29 wounded in the joint operations with Chad’s military took place between July and September 28.

They targeted the Diffa region, which lies just across the border from the Islamists’ stronghold in northeastern Nigeria.

Ledru said the “terrorists” who had been killed had “infiltrated” into Diffa from Nigeria, adding that two fighters had been captured.

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  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Rip to d heroes

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Wen u think ds bh is coming to an end, that is wen dey strike

  • chika bibian

    Will this Boko nonsense ever end?

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Boko Haram at it again, wonder what these people actually want from this Country
    God save us

  • kayode akinsanya

    Nigerian army should not relax then, Niger’s armies those that died rest in peace

  • Olovo Obinna

    Too bad…..for army to say 14soldiers killed….then this must be serious, ,,army needs to stay focused bcos this guys won’t rest oh

  • I know say dem don exaggerate the figures

  • WillieBravo

    These boko haram people no dey die finish? It is a wa