Islamist group Boko Haram are no longer in a position to take a town in the southeast of Niger, near the country's border with Nigeria, a Niger government minister said on Saturday.
"The situation is totally under control. There is no longer any chance that Boko Haram will take a city.... The risks of attacks occurring are very much reduced by the elimination of all the potential actors," Mohamed Bazoum, Minister of State at the Presidency, said during a visit to Ivory Coast.
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