“Boko Haram Has Rebuilt Military Forces, We’re Fighting An Army” – Niger Republic Asks For Help

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June 19, 2016 – “Boko Haram Has Rebuilt Military Forces, We’re Fighting An Army” – Niger Republic Asks France For Help

Hassoumi Messaoudou, Niger Republic’s defence minister 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.

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

5 thoughts on ““Boko Haram Has Rebuilt Military Forces, We’re Fighting An Army” – Niger Republic Asks For Help

  1. The governments in the affected countries should have known the sponsors of these group by now! Those that were captured should have been ruthlessly tortured to reveal their secrets.

    • I was going to say the same. These rags can not be possibly this rich on their own without some higher power culprits behind them.

  2. These senseless fool can’t be doing all alone, the ones caught should be well tortured so that they can mention their godfathers.

  3. The government need to know their source and cut it off so that this menace can come to an end

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