Boko Haram Attacks Niger, Kills Village Head, 14 Others

Boko Haram, has attacked N’gourtoi, a Nigerien village, sharing borders with Yobe State, killing a village head and 14 people.
Hassan Ardo, an official with the Diffa State Governor’s Office, told newsmen that the attackers burnt down 22 houses and wounded many other residents.

The region is said to have suffered deadly attacks from Boko Haram. Niger is a part of a military coalition with Chad, Benin Republic, Cameroon and Nigeria, called the Multinational Join Task Force (MNJTF) to combat Boko
Haram, which has waged war against Nigeria since 2009.

In a related development, a gang of gunmen suspected to be fleeing Boko Haram terrorists, have attacked three villages, ravaging over 50 houses in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

Sources in Michika- Madagali axis of the state disclosed that the fleeing insurgents were around the bushes and mountainous areas of Madagali area which is situated few metres away from Borno State.

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