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Niger: Deadly communal clashes in Tillabéri region May 18

Communal clashes leave at least 17 people dead near Ayorou (Tillabéri region) on May 18; further clashes possible

20 May 11:22 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 5/20/2018, 12:00 AM until 5/27/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Niamey). COUNTRY/REGION Niger

Event

On Friday, May 18, unidentified armed men attacked a village near Ayorou (Tillabéri region) near the border with Mali. According to local sources, at least 17 people were killed in the attack, with several more suffering injuries. The attack reportedly targeted members of the Fulani community. Further communal clashes are possible in Tillabéri in the coming days and weeks.

Advice

Individuals in Tillabéri are advised to monitor the situation, remain vigilant, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

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