Boko Haram militants kill at least 14 people in Niger

At least 14 people have been killed by suspected Boko Haram militants in village near Gueskerou area of Niger's Diffa region

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

Nigerian soldiers

Security sources stated on Wednesday, that suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a village in Niger and killed at least 14 people.

"They executed at least 14 civilians," sources said.

The militants plundered a village in the Gueskerou area of Niger's Diffa region, set fire to the houses and shot residents, according to security sources.

Niger's Diffa region has suffered dozens of attacks by the militant group this year.

The attack on Wednesday was the second major cross-border raid since the twin suicide bombings in Chad's capital on Monday, which caused the death of 34 people.

Parliament approved a law on Tuesday, extending the 15-day state of emergency for Diffa region by three months to increase security.

TRTWorld and agencies