Niger arrests 20 Boko Haram militants in suspected plot

By Reuters | Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:49 PM

* Nigerian militants planned raids on markets -source

* Arrests highlight cross-border threat from Nigerian conflict

NIAMEY, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Niger has arrested about 20 Boko Haram Islamist militants from neighbouring Nigeria who are suspected of planning attacks in Niger's south east, Nigerien security officials said on Monday.

The alleged plot to strike Diffa, a Nigerien town that borders ...

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