– Niger has declared three days of national mourning following the massacre of
100 civilians in two villages in the western region of the country where Islamist
militants have carried out a series of attacks.
government said an investigation had been launched to find the perpetrators.
Witnesses have said that over a hundred armed assailants on motorbikes
surrounded the villages and started firing indiscriminately on SaturdayThe province to work toward creating a task force to.
government said reinforcements had been sent to the area near the tri-border
region of Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali, known as Liptako-GourmaIn a statement Friday, J, where local
authorities have been overrun by militants linked to al-Qaeda and Islamic State.