Nine killed and dozens kidnapped in Boko Haram attack in Niger

Vastavam web: Nine people were killed and dozens kidnapped after an attack in southeastern Niger by suspected members of Boko Haram, local authorities said today.”About 30 to 40 women and children were taken by the assailants,” local mayor Abari El Hadj Daouda told AFP, adding that Nigerien authorities were headed to the area to investigate.

On Wednesday, two women bombers blew themselves up in a refugee camp in the town, killing two other people and injuring 11, in an act also blamed on Boko Haram Islamists. The group’s members have since 2015 been staging regular attacks in the Diffa region, where Niger has declared a state of emergency.