Niger air force bombs fish traders thought to finance Boko Haram

February 25, 2015 5:54 PM

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NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger's air force has bombed a convoy of trucks carrying smoked fish to Nigeria, a trade banned by local officials because it is suspected of helping to finance the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, security sources said on Wednesday.

"Earlier this week, air forces fired on merchandise vans along the river Kamadougou," said one of the sources. The river separates northern Nigeria from southeastern Niger.

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