5 villagers were killed and 2 others injured in a Boko Haram assault in eastern Niger


Atleast 5 villagers Dead In First East Niger Boko Haram Attack, the first in three months completed there by the jihadist group, a local governor said Saturday.

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Legislative leader of the Diffa outskirt locale, Dan Dano Mahaman Laouali, told Niger open radio the assault occurred on Friday in Toumour.

It is the principal assault in the east since early June when Boko Haram dispatched a noteworthy hostile in Bosso, a town in Niger close to the outskirt with Nigeria and Chad, before being pushed back by the military.

The assailants on Friday, who combat with local people outfitted with bows and bolts, likewise blazed a few homes before escaping toward Nigeria after the savagery.

A huge number of Nigeriens fled the area after the Boko Haram assault in Bosso on June 23, which slaughtered 26 warriors.

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