Hundred killed in attacks on two western Niger villages: mayor

January 04, 2021 World
Around 100 people were killed by “terrorists” attacking several villages in western Niger, the local mayor said Sunday, the most recent in a string of civilian massacres which may have rocked the jihadist-plagued Tillaberi place.

The attacks on the villages of Tchoma Bangou and Zaroumadareye on Saturday were waged by “terrorists who came riding in regards to a 100 motorcycles,” said Almou Hassane, the mayor of the Tondikiwindi commune that administers both villages.

“There have been up to 70 dead in Tchoma Bangou and 30 dead in Zaroumadareye,” he told AFP, adding he previously simply returned from the scene of the attacks.

Source: Dailyasianage - World News

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