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25 Feb 2019 | 10:19 AM UTC

Niger: Suspected Boko Haram attack near Bosso Feb. 22

Niger News Alert

Suspected Boko Haram militants kills four people near Bosso (Diffa region) February 22

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/25/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/26/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Niamey). COUNTRY/REGION Bosso (Diffa region)

Event

Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked the village of Garin-Amadou, located near the town of Bosso (Diffa region) on Friday, February 22, killing at least four people. Seven other people are reported missing. Similar incidents are possible in Diffa region over the near term.

Context

Niger faces a high threat from terrorism, including armed attacks and abductions. Boko Haram and affiliated groups maintain the ability to conduct attacks in the Lake Chad region despite ongoing military operations in the area. The Diffa region has been under a state of emergency since February 2015, which has been extended by the government several times.

Advice

Individuals in Niger should exercise vigilance when visiting sites deemed particularly likely to be targeted by an attack (e.g. government buildings, prominent hotels, etc.) and report any suspicious objects or behavior to the authorities.

 

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