• 14 soldiers killed in anti-Boko Haram operations

    14 soldiers killed 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 […]