According to security sources reached by sahelien.com, a strong column of the Nigerien and American army fell into an ambush carried by terrorists from Mali.
The attack took place not far from the village of Tongo Tongo, 80 km from Ouallam. For the time being, no report is provided by the Nigerien authorities. But some sources report 5 soldiers killed and several others missing as well as three vehicles and weapons taken by the assailants.
A crisis cell has been activated since several hours within the Armed Forces General Staff (EMA). The device of the Barkhane force is also in action.
Ibrahim Manzo Diallo