Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly attacked and killed scores of people at a military base in Niger Republic.
A statement issued by Niger Ministry of Defence indicated that Boko Haram terrorists riding motorised canoes attacked military troops on island of Karamga, a position northwest of the town of Bosso.
The number of deaths caused by the terrorists was not certain but the government raised concern that the death toll is high.
Consequently, Niger’s President had called a meeting of the national Security Council after the attack.
“At dawn on April 25, fighters from the terrorist group, Boko Haram riding motorised canoes attacked the island of Karamga, a position northwest of the town of Bosso held by our defence and security forces,” the ministry of defence said.
“Operations are ongoing with the support of partners to counter the ambitions of this terrorist group,” the ministry added in a statement broadcast on television.
An official from Diffa, the capital of the southeast, however warned the death toll was “very heavy in the ranks of the Nigerien army,” without providing further details.
Niger, along with Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria, recently launched a joint offensive to end Boko Haram’s six-year insurgency, which has claimed 13,000 lives and caused about 1.5 million people to flee their homes.
Nigerian Pilot recalls that last Saturday, Boko haram insurgents numbering about 2000 reportedly took over Marte town in Marte local government area in Borno state, Nigeria.

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