Troops and air strikes have killed more than 280 Boko Haram fighters since the Nigerien Government started an operation against the group last week, the Defense Ministry said.
More than 200 Boko Haram Fighters were killed by our ever gallant soldiers – Recently we report about the lost battlecraft by the NAF (Nigerian airforce) today
Boko Haram has attacked Niger, Chad and Cameroon from its base in northeast Nigeria, where it has been fighting for more than nine years to carve out an Islamist caliphate.
Niger’s Defense Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that the army mounted a sweep operation against the group last Friday along the south-eastern Komadugu River, which separates Niger from Nigeria.
More than 200 militants were “neutralised” by air strikes and 87 were killed by Nigerien troops on the ground, it said.
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