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Tuesday, February 10, 2015, Magh 28, 1421, Robi-Us-Sani 20, 1436 Hijr


Boko Haram wages new Niger attack
Published : Tuesday, 10 February, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 26

NIAMEY, Feb 9 : Nigeria's Boko Haram fighters launched a new attack in neighbouring Niger on Monday, as parliament in Niamey was set to vote on joining a regional force against the Islamists.
The insurgents raided a prison in the southeastern border town of Diffa, which they first attacked on Friday, but were repelled after a heavy exchange of fire, humanitarian sources said. "The attack failed. The assailants were quite easily pushed back," one source told AFP.
Niger's parliament was expected on Monday to support a proposal to deploy troops inside Nigeria to help in the battle, along with soldiers from Chad, which has a battle-hardened army, and Cameroon.    ?AFP













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