Niger’s Army killed more than 280 Boko Haram Militants near the Southeast Border with Nigeria in Land and Air Raids.

The Defense Ministry said more than 200 Militants were killed in air strikes and a further 87 by ground Troops.

The Operations were carried out on the islands of lake Chad and along the Komadougou Yobe River which serves as a Natural Border between Niger and Nigeria, which has suffered a string of recent attacks on its Military Bases.

Boko Haram’s bloody insurgency began in Northeastern Nigeria in 2009 but has since spread into Neighbouring Countries, prompting a Regional Military Response.

Some 27,000 people have been killed and two million others displaced, sparking a dire humanitarian crisis in the region.