Attack kills at least 17 in Niger village bordering Mali

Niger and Mali boaderAt least 17 civilians of the Peuhle community were killed Friday (18 May 2018) night in the Niger locality of Aguey near the Malian border by armed bandits, sources said.

According to local officials and media, the attack was perpetrated by young Tuaregs from neighboring Mali on board several motorcycles.

In early May, Niger’s Fulani village council chairman Aboubakar Diallo, accused Tuareg vigilante militias in Mali, of committing abuses on Peuhles populations.

Niger and Mali share a border of more than 800 km