Two soldiers and two civilians were killed in an attack attributed to the jihadist group Boko Haram in Diffa, in southeastern Niger.
Two soldiers and two civilians were killed on Friday 28 May in an attack attributed to the jihadist group Boko Haram in Diffa, in the south-east of Niger, a West African country. According to a provisional report, one gendarme, one policeman and two civilians were killed in the attack.
« On Friday 28 May 2021, at around 17:00 (16:00 GMT), a group of Boko Haram elements aboard several vehicles and some motorbikes made an incursion into the urban commune of Diffa, » reported the civil society security watch movement « Urgence Diffa ».
A security source, who requested anonymity, confirmed the attack to Anadolu, adding that the attackers were repulsed thanks to air assets mobilised by the Nigerien army. Until late Saturday morning, the Nigerien authorities had not made any official statement in connection with this deadly attack.
It should be noted that on Thursday, three Nigerien soldiers had lost their lives in a mine explosion in Boni, a locality located near the border with Burkina Faso. On the same day, two people lost their lives and another went missing in an attack by several unidentified armed men in the village of Tialboanga, in eastern Burkina Faso.
On Monday 17 May 2021, six soldiers were wounded in an assault by the jihadist group Boko Haram in the Diffa region of south-eastern Niger.