100 dead in attacks on two Niger villages

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By Issouf SANOGO

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Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world, has been battling for years against Sahelian jihadi groups in its western part and Boko Haram in its southeast. Boko Haram is ideologically against Westernization, which it sees as having a negative effect on Islamic beliefs. They attack on mainly in the northeast, north-central, and central states of Nigeria and usually concentrated on targets of the police, security, and government, as well as Christian churches and schools and Muslim individuals who were critical of the party. Other terrorist networks such as al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghrib (AQIM) and al-Shabaab in Somalia have ties with Boko Haram. By detonating bombs in major cities and towns, including Abuja, the group has also killed hundreds of people. Boko Haram continued to hit colleges, one of college in the state of Yobe that killed some 50 male students and virtually destroyed the college.

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