An alleged Boko Haram assault on a a village killed two of the soldiers of the nation, the military that was Nigerien has said, the latest fatal raid from the Islamist group.
In route to the hamlet, the troops were ambushed by “supposed Boko Haram components”, the statement said, with two soldiers killed and seven others wounded. An army vehicle was likewise ruined.
Since February, Diffa’s southern Nigerien area, on the border with Nigeria, has endured several assaults, including 10 kids, including one in which 38 people were killed.
Most recently, 15 civilians were killed on a border hamlet as the Eid al-Adha holiday was marked by Muslims, shattering two months of comparative calm in the region. Tens of thousands have fled to Niger that was southeast to escape Boko Haram with among the biggest refugee camps about 10 kilometres.