NIAMEY — Suspected Boko Haram militants killed nine people and abducted dozens more in an attack Sunday night in southern Niger, the local mayor and a journalist said on Monday.
The attackers arrived in the village of Ngalewa on camels at around 9 p.m. (4 pm ET) and abducted some 30 people, the journalist said. Abba Gata Issa, mayor of the district, said around 40 women and children had been kidnapped.
(Reporting by Boureima Balima and Joe Bavier; Writing by Nellie Peyton; Editing by Joe Bavier and Robin Pomeroy)
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