Not less than 56 lifeless in a jihadist assault in Niger

  • The assaults have occurred close to the border with Mali coinciding with election day and all of the victims are civilians

Not less than 56 civilians have died and 20 extra have been injured in a jihadist militia assault in opposition to the Nigerian villages of Chombangú and Zarumdareye, close to the border with Mali.

Niger’s Inside Minister, Alkache Alhada, has confirmed the data to the RFI broadcaster and introduced that troops have been despatched to the world.

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In current months there was a rebound in assaults by jihadist teams, primarily Islamic State within the Higher Sahara (ISGS), Boko Haram and its cut up, EIslamic state in West Africa (ISWA).

Boko Haram and ISWA have centered their assaults on the Lake Chad basin, whereas ISGS and the Islam and Muslim Help Group (JNIM), affiliate of the terrorist group Al Qaeda in Mali, they’ve finished so on the border of Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso.

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