Suspected Boko Haram militants kill nine, abduct dozens in Niger

Around 40 women and children have been kidnapped


Reuters July 03, 2017
Boko Haram. PHOTO: AFP

NIGERIA: Suspected Boko Haram militants killed nine people and abducted dozens more in an attack Sunday night in southern Niger, the local mayor and a journalist said on Monday.

The attackers arrived in the village of Ngalewa on camels at around 9 pm (4 pm ET) and abducted some 30 people, the journalist said.

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Abba Gata Issa, mayor of the district, said around 40 women and children had been kidnapped.

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