Selava Omar – Xeber24.net
Media sources reported that, on Saturday, May 9, gunmen from the Boko Haram group launched an attack on the military center in Niger, in the southeast of the country, near the Nigerian border, without casualties.
The Ministry of Defense in Niger said in a statement that the army exchanged fire with terrorists from Boko Haram who tried to attack the military center on the outskirts of the city of Diffa, in the southeast of the country.
The source, who confirmed “no casualties”, added that the army opened fire on the gunmen who fled because of the firepower.
According to the United Nations, the Diffa region hosts 120,000 refugees and thousands of displaced people.
On May 3, heavy fighting took place between the army in niger and armed men near the Duchi Bridge linking Niger and Nigeria, south of Diffa. Two soldiers of army were killed and three others were wounded, according to a toll announced by the Ministry of Defense.
The conflict with “Boko Haram” and “ISIS”militants in West Africa has killed more than 36,000 people since 2009 in northeast Nigeria, and about two million people have been displaced from their homes.
Niger, on its western border with Mali and Burkina Faso, faces repeated attacks by other terrorist groups operating on the African coast.