Boko Haram kills 28 civilians throughout assault in Niger

  • The armed group set fireplace to at the least 800 properties within the city of Toumour

A complete of 28 folks had been killed in an assault attributed to the jihadist group Boko Haram in Niger, authorities reported Monday. The assault happened on Saturday within the Diffa area, within the southeast of the African nation, subsequent to the border with Nigeria.

The terrorist group has claimed duty for the armed motion perpetrated lon the eve of the native elections and two weeks earlier than the presidential scheduled for December 27. “We warn you now that the festivities of the infidels are approaching that there shall be no peace,” says a jihadist in a video together with his face lined with a turban.

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The armed group set fireplace to greater than 800 homes within the city of Toumour, which is residence to 60,000 internally displaced individuals and refugees from neighboring Nigeria. All through the area there are 300,000 refugees and displaced individuals who they’ve fled their locations of origin as a result of actions of Boko Haram, in keeping with UN figures.

Diffa, bathed by Lake Chad and with 200,000 inhabitants, has suffered as much as 4 assaults since final Could. Because the starting of Boko Haram’s armed actions in northeastern Nigeria in 2009, 36,000 folks have died and greater than two million have been displaced. Throughout these years the violence has unfold to Cameroon, Niger and Chad.

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