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Niger republic : 16 soldiers killed, nine injured in terrorist attack

by Kunle Awosiyan
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Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters, late on Tuesday, swooped on a town in Niger Republic’s jihadist-plagued southeast killing 16 soldiers and injuring nine others

This was disclosed on Wednesday by the country’s Defence Minister Alkassoum Indatou

According to defence chief, the assault was carried out on the positions of the defence and security forces in Baroua, Diffa region, by several hundreds of Boko Haram elements who came from Lake Chad”,

However, the Nigerien soldiers “neutralised around 50 terrorists” and “secured a large quantity of arms and ammunition”,

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