Niger: Several soldiers killed by Boko Haram

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The Islamist sect Boko Haram has announced that its members have shot dead more than 25 Nigerian soldiers during an attack in the south-west of the country.

The group said it also seized 16 military vehicles during the attack in the Diffa region near the border with Nigeria, reports BBC Africa.

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For their part, the Nigerian authorities said that 7 soldiers were killed and more than a dozen others were wounded.

Since the beginning of its insurgency in 2009, the Boko Haram sect has multiplied attacks in Nigeria but also in the neighboring countries that are Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

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