38 Dead In Boko Haram Attack

Derek Draplin Associate Editor

An attack late Wednesday night by Islamist organization Boko Haram killed 38 women and children in two different villages in Niger.

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On Monday, a suspected Boko Haram suicide bombing occurred in Chad, which responded with airstrikes on the terrorist organization’s supposed positions, according to the BBC. Chad, along with Niger, has offered military support to Nigeria in a multinational effort to root the terrorist faction from the region.

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A local MP, Bulu Mammadu, claims the group also burnt down multiple houses in the villages of Lamina and Ungumawo, near the border of Nigeria, according to the BBC.

On Tuesday, the U.S. said it would contribute $5 million towards the multinational coalition being formed to combat Boko Haram in the region.