Eighteen dead as Boko Haram attack village in Niger Republic


Eighteen people were killed and 100 homes torched in an attack in the dead of night by Nigeria’s Boko
Haram fighters on a village near southeastern Bosso, local authorities told AFP on Thursday.

“The toll is 18 dead, 11 hurt, almost 100 homes burned down” in the village of Wogom late Wednesday, the mayor of Bosso, Bako Mamadou, told AFP.

A humanitarian worker said the Islamists came from Nigeria and crossed the Komadougou Yobe
river, the border between Niger and Nigeria.

The Islamic extremist groups have been terrorizing Nigeria and other neighboring countries, since its inception in 2009, in its quest to establish an Islamic Caliphate.

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