The Niger Republic military has claimed to have taken down over 300 Boko Haram terrorists in a battle near it border with Nigeria.
The Nigerien military had earlier revealed that it took down 109 Boko Haram fighters that started attacks in Diffa areas.
Nigerien military officer revealed this earlier before the news was confirmed by the country’s Minister of Defence, Mahamadou Karidjo when he answerred questions from journalists today.
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The source said “I can confirm that we received signals that the Niger Republic soldiers killed over 300 of them. And we are also battle ready in our end here around Yobe state that shares border with Diffa region.
“The Boko Haram fighters are gradually running away from border areas into hinterland where they cannot succeed. I can also tell you that very soon, we will cut short their movement and links with villages they get foods and other essentials.
“The alternative they have used to be from Niger, Tchad and Cameroon areas but with this development with multinational military approaches. We will soon cycle them and route all of them and their camps.”
Niger, Chad and Cameroun have joined forces with Nigeria to battle the terror group who have been making use of national lines to escape military pressure from Nigeria.