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Niger arrests Boko Haram regional mastermind

13 February 2015, 16:22

Niger-  The suspected mastermind of different attacks by Boko Haram sect in Niger’s Diffa region near the Nigerian border has been arrested by Nigerian security forces, Punch reports.

Niger’s Anfani private radio station said the suspect going by the name Kaka Bounou, was a trader based in Diffa. He had a title of a captain in Boko Haram, and was behind all the attacks carried out in Diffa.

Also read: Five dead as Boko Haram carries out first attack in Chad

The insurgents carried out their first attack inside Chad, killing five people in an early morning assault on a Chadian village and a military camp on the shores of Lake Chad.

A security source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the militants had killed at least four villagers and one Chadian soldier before the army was able to push them back.

Read more at Punch

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