National Committee for the Salvation of the People is dissolved, says a government decree, a decision that comes after more than five months of president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's removal in a coup.
Officials says around 30 attackers were killed in the "complex and simultaneous" attacks while some 40 motorcycles and a large amount of military gear were also seized from the militants.
Their deaths brought to 50 the number of French soldiers killed in the nation since France first intervened in 2013.
Attacks were carried out in two villages close to Mali border, Niger's local media reports say.
The country was turned into a nightmare for its citizens, especially the minorities, as the Malian forces began to tighten their grip on terror-infested regions.
The public prosecutor's office in the capital Bamako has said in a statement that six people were under investigation for "plotting against the government, criminal association, insulting the head of state and complicity."
Soldiers were targeted in the Hombori region in the centre of the poor Sahel state, French presidency says.
After two years of investigation, the UN report comes at a critical moment for a country still reeling from a coup earlier this year.
Colonel Malick Diaw of the military junta that toppled president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August was elected with 111 votes.
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The attacks were the deadliest since the August 18 military coup that overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, and came just days after scores of jailed militants were freed by the interim government in a prisoner swap.
The announcement came after several days of uncertainty about the release of the pair, who were believed to have been held by al-Qaeda-affiliated militants.
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