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FLASH| Boko Haram now has an Army – Defence Minister

by on June 18, 2016
 

Niger’s defence minister, Hassoumi Messaoudou, told Radio France International on Friday that regional leaders needed to “rethink Boko Haram” and called on regional forces to defeat the group in Nigeria.

“We thought they were reduced to making suicide attacks,” he said. “Now they have rebuilt their military forces. We are dealing with an army.”

Messaoudou spoke after Boko Haram militants attacked a village in Niger while a delegation of ministers were visiting, killing seven gendarmes and wounding 12 in a gun battle.

The attack happened on Thursday in a village in the region of Diffa that hosts refugees and internally displaced people who have been forced from their home by the Islamist insurgents, officials said.
The ministers were unharmed.

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Neighbouring Chad has sent troops to help Niger in a planned counterattack against Boko Haram after the militants seized the southern Niger town of Bosso in an attack that killed 26 soldiers.

Niger’s government has called on former colonial power France, which already has 3,500 troops spread across five countries in West Africa, to strengthen military operations against the Nigeria-based Boko Haram and other militants.

 

 

 

 

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  • Guy
    June 18, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Wonders Shall Never End. So The Defeated BH Is Still Striking And Have Even Generals And Conels. Very Soon They Will Have President And Become Country Of Theirs. I Hope Some Of The Nigeria Millitry Are Not Members Of BH, Killng Their Fellow Millitry In The Name Of BH. Am Afraid B/cos We ‘ve Heard That Thousands Of BHs ‘ve Been Killed With Others Surrendering, How Come They Are Waxing So Strong Again. Nigeria Army Should Check For Judas Among Themselves. Unless They ‘ve Been Decieving Us With Fake Victory.

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  • ike eze
    June 18, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Comment… ha ha ha ha ha ha yeye are u tire if u tire resign now

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  • sam
    June 19, 2016 at 12:44 am

    the Niger are honest people unlike Nigeria, Nigerian can never say they lost 26 soilders never,they would have told us dat they killed 26 bh members,buhari come back u have alot to face

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  • Nelson Emmanuel
    June 19, 2016 at 9:04 am

    But Where Is That Technical And Professional Defeat ?

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  • jagaban
    June 19, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Comment…am wonder for our nigeria millitry those bokohatam they no up to 1million . an den this people figthing to 176million in nigeria . GOD dey ooo

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  • OPTIMISTIC KEN
    June 19, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Nigeria in distress… Nawaooo… I dont think Bahari will come back alive… Even if he does, he can not stand to face all these challenges facing this nation..

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  • Big fish
    June 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Comment..Nigeria should moblis 7 vigins for each Boko Haram member to end dis insurgency. U know their believe, die while fighting and get 7 virgens. Big fish

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