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Nigerian–Nigerien Forces Box in Fleeing Boko Haram Fighters

A joint Nigerian–Nigerien military operation has cornered and neutralized fleeing Boko Haram insurgents attempting to cross into Nigeria from Niger, according to security analyst Zagazola Makama.

The operation unfolded in Arege Village in Abadam county (local government area) of Borno State, located along the fringes of the two countries’ borders after an attack on a Nigerian military unit left four Nigerien soldiers injured. The military gave them a hot chase, and they sought solace within neighboring Nigeria.

Unknown to the insurgents, they were not welcomed in Nigeria. The Nigerian military received a signal through their Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission that a large number of terrorists were flocking into Nigeria from the Niger Republic. The military sent out an attack aircraft which “recorded accurate hits within the target area, resulting in the obliteration of several insurgents.” The exact number of neutralized insurgents remains undisclosed.

Ezinwanne Onwuka reports for TruthNigeria from Abuja.

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