Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, May 23
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
LAGOS -- At least 135 local militants have been killed and others wounded by Nigerian troops in Zamfara and Katsina states, northwest of Nigeria, a defense spokesperson said Saturday.
John Enenche, the Nigerian defense spokesperson, who disclosed this in a statement sent to Xinhua, said armed bandits were killed in massive air raids by the air component of Operation Hadarin Daji at several locations in the two states between Wednesday and Friday.
The air raid was part of the renewed offensive to ...