The Niger Republic military has claimed to have killed over 300 Boko Haram fighters in a gun duel around its borders with neighbouring Nigeria.
The Nigerien military had at the weekend said it killed 109 Boko Haram fighters that started attacks in Diffa areas.
A Nigerian military officer serving in the multi-national force confided to our reporter, while it was also confirmed by the country’s Minister of Defence, Mahamadou Karidjo who briefed journalists today.
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.”