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Armed gunmen kill at least 19 people during raid in west Niger village

At least 19¬†civilians were killed when armed men raided a village in west Niger close to the border with Mali, officials have said, in the latest bloodshed in the troubled region. The governor of Tillaberi region said dozens of heavily armed attackers on motorbikes stormed the village of Gaigorou on Saturday evening. Governor Ibrahim Tidjani […]

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Niger: Nearly 60 killed as Gunmen attack vehicles near Mali border

At least 58 people were killed in Niger on Monday after gunmen opened fire on four vehicles that were returning from the market in the Tillab√©ri region, near the border with Mali. No group has claimed the attacks. In a statement read out on public television, the Niger government said that “groups of armed, still […]

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More than 20 killed in attacks on villages in western Niger

At least 20 people have been killed in attacks by gunmen on several villages in Niger, local authorities say. Tidjani Ibrahim Katiella, governor of Tillaberi region, said the assailants were riding motorbikes during the incidents on Saturday. The unidentified group reportedly looted shops, stole cattle and ordered village inhabitants to flee. Since 2017 a state […]