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Images of damage after Boko Haram attack in Niger claims at least 27 lives

By Abiodun Ogundairo
14 December 2020   |   8:31 am
Images of damage after jihadists from the Boko Haram group killed at least 27 people in an attack of "unprecedented savagery" in the town of Toumour, in the southeastern Niger region of Diffa, according to local officials. Between 800 and 1,000 houses, the central market and numerous vehicles were also destroyed in the fire, according to a senior local official.

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