At least seventeen Nigerian troops were gunned down by suspected Jihadists in a new ambush near the Mali border.
In a statement issued late Tuesday night, the defense ministry confirmed this, stating that a military unit was “the victim of a terrorist ambush near the town of Koutougou.”
According to the ministry statement, the ambush left no fewer than 26 soldiers with various degrees of wounded.
Gistlover reported that, the most recent incident occurred two days after suspected terrorists opened fire and killed at least six Nigerien soldiers.
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