Security forces in Niger killed at least 12 fighters of the Boko Haram sect who launched an attack in the southeastern region of Bosso close to the border with Nigeria on Friday.
“Three members of the security forces were lightly wounded during Friday’s battle and government forces captured machine guns, rocket propelled grenade launchers and mobile telephones from the enemy, “Reuters quoted army spokesman, Col. Moustapha Ledru, as saying on national radio.
“The vigorous reaction of the Defence and Security Forces of Niger put the enemy to flight. Around a dozen terrorists were killed and several dozen others were wounded and carried away by the fleeing attackers.”
It was not possible to verify the casualty figures independently.
Source: The Nation Business News