Eighteen people were killed and 11 injured in an attack attributed to the Nigerian Boko Haram group in Wogom, near Bosso, in south-east Niger. According to the mayor, the militants torched hundreds of homes.
The attack was carried out Wednesday night by an armed commando that crossed the Yobe River, which marks the border with Nigeria. Boko Haram actions are frequent in this area: based on UN estimates, since February 6 the group carried out over fifty attacks.
At the end of October, the Niamey parliament extended by three months a state of emergency in force in the Diffa region (where also Bosso is situated) in an attempt to contrast the advance of the armed group.