Niger Says Army Killed 40 Boko Haram Fighters on Lake Chad Islands


The Niger government said Wednesday that the army had killed around 40 Boko Haram jihadis in overnight fighting on islets in Lake Chad.

“Some 100 Boko Haram fighters arrived in four large wooden canoes and an armed speedboat” and attempted to attack troops on the islets of the lake, which borders Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad, the defense ministry said.

On the army side, seven soldiers were injured when their vehicle was blown up by an improvised explosive device, the ministry said.

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Source: VOA