Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), an Islamic group which claims to be committed to the enforcement of Shariah law in West Africa, has claimed responsibility for a twin suicide bombing attack this morning at the Nigerian/Niger border in which over 20 Nigerien soldiers were killed.
A journalist in transit in the area told SaharaReporters that the terrorists also injured about 15 other soldiers, while four of their own were killed.
The terrorists struck in a military barracks in Agades, one of the major cities in Niger Republic, while another group belonging to the same group struck in a uranium plant in Arlit.
According to the journalists, the suicide bombers arrived in a bomb-laden car and forced their way into the military facility.
The journalist also said that more Nigerian troops have been deployed to the Niger-Nigerian border since yesterday, and that today’s bombings may also alert the Nigerian authorities to further strengthen the security situation.