Niger says 75 'Boko Haram terrorists' killed

AFP , Wednesday 13 May 2020

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian military prepare to cordon the area where a man was killed by suspected militants during an attack around Polo area of Maiduguri, Nigeria February 16, 2019. (Photo: Reuters)

The Sahel state of Niger, which has been battling a bloody jihadist insurgency, said Wednesday around 75 Boko Haram combatants had been killed in the southeast and in neighbouring Nigeria.

Twenty-five "terrorists" were killed on Monday south of Diffa, the main city in southeast Niger, while "about 50... were neutralised" the same day on Nigerian soil in the Lake Chad region, in two operations by a regional anti-jihadist force, the defence ministry said in a statement.

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