'Niger, Chad launch offensive against Boko Haram in Nigeria'

The armies of Niger and Chad on Sunday launched a "ground and air" offensive against the Islamist Boko Haram group in northeastern Nigeria, a source from the Niger government said.

Niamey: The armies of Niger and Chad on Sunday launched a "ground and air" offensive against the Islamist Boko Haram group in northeastern Nigeria, a source from the Niger government said.

"An offensive is underway against Boko Haram," the source told AFP. "Very early this morning, the troops from Niger and Chad began an offensive against Boko Haram... in the area of Bosso and near to Diram."

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