Gunmen suspected to be members of the dreaded islamic sect, Boko Haram, have attacked Nigerien Military base in Toumour village, Southeastern part of Diffa Province, military sources in Niger have revealed.
Ahmed Salkida, a Nigerian Journalist with access to information on the terrorists group twitted on Thursday.
Diffa province is near the Nigeria border and have come under attack by the militia including suspected members of the ISIS.
According to Salkida, military sources in Niger said, the attack left several soldiers dead.
“The attackers also have carted away tons of arms and ammunition, including military trucks.
According to Salkida, “Military sources in Niger Republic said, ‘the military base was hit hard, killing scores and wounding several soldiers. After the night long attack, the insurgents fled into the Nigerian side of the border in the early hours of today.’
“The success in Niger Republic, where the insurgents carted away heavy armaments and weapons, including military vehicles will embolden the insurgents to carry out further attacks in Nigeria and elsewhere, said military sources,” Salkida added.