Niger to construct new air base in Diffa

Former US Air Force Secretary Barbara M. Barrett participated in a ceremony marking the first C-130 delivery to the Nigerien Air Force in January 2020. U.S. Embassy Niger photo.

The Nigerien army is expected to set up an air base in Diffa in the southeast of Niger.

This region has been for several years the target of deadly attacks by the Boko Haram group from neighboring Nigeria.

The decision to set up the air base in this location was taken in the Council of Ministers meeting last week.

More details on this decision with Adolphus Mawolo.

Photo: Tara Todras-Whitehill/The New York Times/Redux

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