- Four Libyan men suspected to be arm suppliers to Boko Haram have been killed
- The suspected terrorists were intercepted by the Nigerien forces en route Nigeria border
- Over the last ten years, the activities of Boko Haram have plunged the northeast into crisis with hundreds killed and thousands displaced
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About four men suspected to be arm suppliers to Boko Haram terrorists have been killed by operatives of the Niger Republic army.
The suspected terrorists, who were said to be Libyans, were busted and annihilated on Sunday, August 9, on their way to northeast Nigeria.
According to a report in The Guardian, Nigerien forces intercepted the arms suppliers before reaching the border that leads to Nigeria.
Recall that the atrocities of Boko Haram insurgents and ISWAP have brought a nightmare on some Nigerians living in the northeast and northwest regions of the country.
Since the emergence of Boko Haram as a full-fledged terrorist group in Nigeria, they have continuously wreaked havoc on villages, killed people and left thousands of people displaced.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that amid rising insecurity in the country, the government of the United Kindom warned its citizens against travelling to some states in Nigeria.
The UK gave the travel advisory to its nationals in Nigeria in a statement on its foreign office website, saying northwest, northeast and south-south regions are no longer safe.
The states include Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi, Niger, Jigawa, Katsina, Zamfara, Kogi.
The UK authority said the ceaseless attacks in some of the states in the northwest and northeast have made humanitarian hubs the targets of the bandits and Boko Haram insurgents.
The warning is coming barely 48 hours after Nigeria was told by the US to be at alert over attempts by Al-Qaeda insurgent group to penetrate northwest of the country.
Dagvin Anderson, commander of the US special operations command in Africa, made this disclosure, saying Al-Qaeda is expanding to other parts of West Africa.
He said the US will continue to partner with Nigeria in sharing intelligence and added that the violent extremist group is making Africa its next destination.
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