JUST IN: US drones set to bomb northern Nigeria (READ WHY)

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The United States government may launch attacks against Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East, as a drone base being constructed in the Niger Republic would soon be completed, reports Punch

The American drone base is under construction in Agadez, a town in Niger.

When completed, the facility is expected to offer US military, greater ability to use drones against Islamist extremists in countries like Libya, Mali and Nigeria.


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The project, considered to be the United States’ most important military construction effort in Africa, according to secret files obtained by an online medium, The Intercept, will gulp $100m.

The Americans have for years operated an air base in Niamey, Niger’s capital, but in September 2014 the US African Command announced plans to build a drone facility for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance.

-Punch

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