Monday, 3 July 2017

‘9 people killed, dozens kidnapped in suspected Boko Haram attack

 Nine people were reportedly killed and dozens kidnapped after an attack in southeastern Niger by suspected members of Boko Haram, local authorities said Monday.

The attack happened Sunday night, between 9:00 and 10:00 pm, AFP reports.

“About 30 to 40 women and children were taken by the assailants,” a local Abari El Hadj Daouda said, adding that Nigerien authorities were headed to the area to investigate.

The attack took place in Kabalewa, a village near the southeastern Niger city of Diffa, which is close to Nigeria; the second such attack in the village in a week.

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