Nigerian Military Kills Militants in Air Strike Near Lake Chad

The Nigerian air force bombarded Boko Haram locations at Tumbun Rago in the northeast near Lake Chad on Sunday, killing “scores” of militants, spokesman Olatokumbo Adesanya said in an emailed statement.

Boko Haram began an insurgency in 2009 to impose its version of Islamic law on Africa’s most populous country of more than 180 million people. More than 20,000 people have died in the violence, according to the government.

— With assistance by Emele Onu

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