Seven suspected bandits have been reportedly killed while 30 alleged accomplices of the Boko Haram jihadist group got arrested over the past two weeks in south-eastern Niger.
According to the Niger’s Defence Ministry the seven suspects were killed in the town of Gueskerou, near the Nigerian border.Six people described as “Boko Haram accomplices” were also arrested during a military offensive close to the Lake Chad basin, a strategic area where the borders of four countries converge – Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria . Although ,the Niger army gave no details of those arrested, but local sources claim they were Nigerian nationals.
On the 9th of September,the army intercepted 30 foreign nationals transporting goods for collaborators with the Boko Haram jihadist group.
In a similar case,the army also reportedly dismantled kidnapping gangs in N’Guigmi, further north and near the Chadian border.