Boko Haram Recaptures Bosso Town After Killing 32 Soldiers

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Militants of terror group, Boko Haram have recaptured the town of Bosso in southeastern Niger overnight after clashes with soldiers from Niger and Nigeria.

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A military source told Reuters on Monday that Boko Haram first took the town near the Nigerian border on Friday in an attack in which 30 soldiers from Niger and two from Nigeria were killed and 70 others were injured.

It was gathered that scores of Boko Haram fighters on Friday night attacked the military camp, forcing soldiers to retreat after hours of fighting.

A counterattack led by Nigerien troops on Saturday morning succeeded in recapturing all lost positions.

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However, the troops lost control of Bosso city again on Sunday night, said a military source who did not wish to be named.

Meanwhile, the security source disclosed on Monday evening that joint troops from countries that make up the Lake Chad basin are preparing to storm Bosso.

Since February 2015, Niger has been troubled by Boko Haram attacks in its southeast region.

The militants of the ferocious Islamic death cult have left at least 20,000 people dead in Nigeria and made more than 2.6 million homeless.



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