Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Reduced in Niger Republic
- January 12, 2018
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says the toll of attacks carried out by the Boko Haram terrorists has fallen in Niger.
A total of 141 civilians in Niger were killed, kidnapped or wounded by the terrorist group in 2017, showing a sharp decrease compared to 2016, the OCHA said. In a new report, the OCHA stated that there were 227 victims of Boko Haram attacks in 2016 as well as 214 casualties in 2015.
The Diffa administrative region in Niger, located in the southeast of the country on the border with Nigeria and Chad, witnessed the most instances of violence. The Gueskerou district was attacked most, while Kabalewa district had the highest number of casualties, according to the report.
The OCHA report did not give specifics about the number of civilian and military casualties in these attacks. Boko Haram, which first started its attacks in northeastern Nigeria in 2009, expanded its sphere of terror into neighboring Niger in 2015 after the Nigerian army launched a crackdown against the terrorist group in that year.
The group also operates in other neighboring countries including Chad and Cameroon.