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Niger: Boko Haram kills 12 soldiers in an attack on Bilabirim military base at Diffa

Friday, 22 May 2020 13:39
Niger: Boko Haram kills 12 soldiers in an attack on Bilabirim military base at Diffa

(Ecofin Agency) - The military base of Bilabirim, located 36km northeast of Nguigni in the region of Diffa, was attacked during the night of May 18 to 19 by the Nigerian terrorist sect Boko Haram. The information was reported by the defense minister, Issoufou Katambe.

The statement mentioned 12 soldiers killed and 10 soldiers wounded, as well as equipment destroyed or taken away during the attack. On the enemy side, 7 terrorists were neutralized. The investigation by the army made it possible to recover the material carried away, including the vehicle on which a 14.5 mm twin-tube weapon was mounted, the minister said.

This terrorist attack by Boko Haram is another strike to an already unstable environment. The region of Diffa is regularly the victim of attacks by Boko Haram.

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