Security Forces Thwart Weapons Smuggling From Libya To Boko Haram

In a major intelligence operation over the weekend, Nigerien security forces intercepted a significant shipment of weapons destined for Bakura, a Boko Haram factional leader in the Lake Chad region.

The successful operation, carried out in northern part of Nguigmi, near the Niger and Chad border, prevented a potentially deadly influx of weaponry into the hands of the terrorists. The seized weapons include 6 AK-47 assault rifles, 11 magazines, and 50 rounds of ammunition.

Expert revealed that the intercepted weapons originated in Libya and were transported through an arms courier network. This finding points to a wider web of illicit arms trafficking potentially fueling regional instability.

@PhantomEyeHub report of the Lake Chad Basin