African allies aim to pin down Boko Haram till March offensive: Niger

Niger, Chad and Cameroon are seeking to pin down Boko Haram within Nigeria`s borders ahead of a ground-and-air offensive by a regional taskforce, due to start from the end of next month, a senior Niger military official told Reuters.

Niamey: Niger, Chad and Cameroon are seeking to pin down Boko Haram within Nigeria`s borders ahead of a ground-and-air offensive by a regional taskforce, due to start from the end of next month, a senior Niger military official told Reuters.

The Islamist group, which has killed thousands of people in a six-year insurgency in Nigeria, has fought fierce battles with the three countries` armies in southern Niger and northern Cameroon, near Nigeria`s borders, in recent weeks.

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