According to latest military reports from Niger, 38 Boko Haram Islamist terrorists were killed in military operations carried out by Niger and Chad in the Diffa region of southeast Niger.
In an operation that began on Friday, the joint troops targeted Boko Haram terrorists’ bastions in southeast Niger.
Confirming the operations successes, Moustapha Ledru Niger defence ministry spokesman noted that two soldiers were slightly wounded in the battle front and on the enemy side, 38 terrorists were killed.
According to villagers in the affected region, Boko Haram fighters attacked Gueskerou town which is about 30 kilometers from Diffa on Wednesday night.
Boko Haram based in Nigeria has extended insurgency in the neighbouring countries including Niger, Chad and Cameroon.
To neutralized and preempt threat posed by terrorist group affiliated to the Islamic State, a multinational force, drawn from Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, was formed in July 2016 to tackle the Islamic insurgents and edge them out of towns and villages.