50,000 flee Boko Haram attacks in Niger: UN

07 June 2016 - 15:43
By AFP

Tens of thousands of people have fled southeastern Niger following deadly attacks by Boko Haram insurgents on the town of Bosso in recent days, the United Nations said Tuesday. "An estimated 50,000 people or so fled," UN refugee agency (UNHCR) spokesman Adrian Edwards told reporters in Geneva.The attacks beginning Friday against a military post in Bosso in Niger's troubled Diffa region killed 26 soldiers, including two from neighbouring Nigeria.

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