Boko Haram kills two soldiers in Nigeria

February 19,2019

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KANO, Nigeria: Two Nigerian soldiers were killed and six others injured when Boko Haram militants attacked a military post near the Cameroon border, security sources told AFP Monday, days before rescheduled presidential elections.

Fighters loyal to long-time factional leader Abubakar Shekau launched the attack on Sunday evening some 15 kilometres (nearly 10 miles) from the town of Banki. Nigeria´s President Muhammadu Buhari came to power on a pledge to defeat the militants but despite his repeated claims that they have been weakened to the point of defeat, attacks persist. His failure to end the violence is again a polling issue as Buhari seeks re-election this weekend.


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