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Official: Niger Is Facing Existential Threat From Militants

A senior defense official from Niger has told VOA that different militant groups operating along the country’s borders are threatening the security of the state and the region.  Niger Minister of Defense Kalla Mountari told VOA that the militant groups associated with Islamic State and al-Qaida pose a serious threat to Niger and could infiltrate the country if preemptive measures are not taken against them by regional powers.  “Certainly, this is an existential threat...

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