Boko Haram targets Niger border town
February 7 , 2015
The Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has launched an attack on a town in Niger, the first such assault on that country.
Niger’s government said its forces killed over 100 Islamist fighters, who were pushed back from Bosso, a border town.
On Wednesday, the militants killed an estimated 70 people in a raid on Cameroon’s Fotokol town.
While the militants control large areas in Nigeria’s north-east, they have started targeting neighboring countries more frequently in recent weeks.
Meanwhile, American intelligence agencies have been quoted as saying that Boko Haram had some 6,000 “hardcore” fighters in its ranks.