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Niger regime raises militia to protect resources from heightened insurgent threat

Issue 508 - 21 Jun 2024 - By Marc Howard | 3 minute read

Niger faces a variety of longstanding security worries, primarily from the jihadist Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (Iswap) insurgencies across the Lake Chad region, but also from opposition by other rebel groups long opposed to the capital’s writ, principally from the Tuareg and Toubou communities.

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