Niger vows to avenge deadly raid by Boko Haram

Nigerien soldiers patrol in Bosso, near the Nigerian border, on May 25, 2015Niger vowed to avenge the deaths of 26 of its soldiers who were killed by Boko Haram insurgents in one of the jihadist group’s deadliest attacks in the country. “We must continue to fight, this insult must be expunged, there is nothing to be done, it must be avenged,” Defence Minister Hassoumi Massoudou said Sunday. The minister was speaking to troops at a garrison at Bosso, near the Nigerian border where the deadly attack took place on Friday, according to a broadcast on state television on Monday.

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