Niger troops kill 57 Boko Haram fighters: security sources

Niger troops have killed 57 Boko Haram jihadists during fighting in the southeast Niger, a security source told AFP Monday. The Boko Haram fighters were “clearly well-trained and certainly well informed about our positions,” the source said. The fighting took place in Gueskerou, a village in the West African country’s southeastern region of Diffa bordering Nigeria, from where a bloody uprising by Boko Haram fighters has spilled over.

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