Militants on camels ‘kill nine’ in Niger

Militants riding on camels.

Militants riding on camels have killed nine people and kidnapped at least 30 people in southern Niger.

Reports say the attackers rode camels into the village of Ngalewa, about 50 km (30 miles) north of the border with Nigeria on Sunday night.

Mayor of the district, Abba Gata Issa said that around 40 women and children had been kidnapped.

While it is not confirmed who is behind the attack, the Nigerian Islamist militants Boko Haram launch frequent cross-border raids from its strongholds in north-eastern Nigeria.

 

BBC/Sammie Idika