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14 soldiers killed in anti-Boko Haram operations: Niger

In late July of 2016 a multinational force, drawn from Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, was formed to tackle Boko Haram insurgents and clear them out of towns and villagesNiger’s army said Friday that 14 of its soldiers and scores of Boko Haram fighters had been killed during a multi-month sweep operation in the nation’s southeast. Ledru said 14 soldiers were killed and 29 wounded in the joint operations with Chad’s military took place between July and September 28. Boko Haram’s seven-year insurgency has left at least 20,000 people dead in Nigeria and border areas of neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon, and made more than 2.6 million homeless.

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