Suspected Islamists kill ‘around seventy nine people’ in Niger attacks
Suspected Islamist militants have attacked two villages in Niger, killing round seventy nine americans, in response to Reuters news company.
around forty nine had been killed and 17 injured in the village of Tchombangou, while one other 30 died in Zaroumdareye – both close Niger’s western border with Mali.
There had been several recent violent incidents in Africa’s Sahel vicinity, carried out by means of militant organizations.
France spoke of on Saturday that two of its soldiers have been killed in Mali.
Hours earlier, a gaggle with links to al-Qaeda spoke of it was at the back of the killing of three French troops in a separate attack in Mali on Monday.
France has been leading a coalition of West African and European allies towards Islamist militants within the West African place.
but countries like Niger and Mali continue to be plagued by ethnic violence, human and drug trafficking, and banditry.
news of the newest attacks on two villages in Niger turned into validated through the government to the French RFI news outlet.
interior Minister Alkache Alhada said soldiers had been sent to offer protection to the enviornment, however he say how many casualties there had been.
The country’s Tillaberi region, where the villages are centered, has been below a state of emergency when you consider that 2017, and attacks by means of jihadist corporations are standard during Niger.
final month, Nigerian jihadist community Boko Haram killed at the least 27 individuals in Diffa location within the south-east.
The newest attacks also come amid countrywide elections in Niger, as President Mahamadou Issoufou steps down after two 5-12 months terms.