Four Nigerian soldiers and four ‘terrorists’ were killed in clashes between army and ‘heavy-armed’ terrorists in western Niger, Nigeria. The country’s government said in a statement on Friday. News at TRT World.
The Nigerian Defense Ministry said the militants attacked an army counter-attack in the country’s Tilbury region on Thursday. Later, after ‘intense fighting’, the terrorists were forced to flee.Dozens of motorcycles and weapons were recovered by soldiers at the time. The Tilbury region borders both Mali and Burkina Faso.
The use of motorcycles has been banned there since January to prevent attacks on active jihadists in the Tilbury area.
According to an official report, three soldiers were killed in three attacks in the area in January and December. The government has claimed that the Islamic State group is responsible for the two attacks.
According to a UN report, the entire Sahel region is engulfed in jihadist violence, while conflicts are often spread between communities in the region. According to the United Nations, according to the UN, 7,000 people were killed in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.