Boko Haram militants kidnapped 37 women and slit the throats of nine other people at a village in Southeast of Niger, according to the regional governor.
The attack happened at the village of Ngalewa, near the border with Nigeria, the governor of Diffa region, Laouali Mahamane Dan Dano said, SBS reported.
“Boko Haram elements … slit the throats of nine people… they took women, 37 women, and departed with them,” he said.
“The defense and security forces are already in pursuit, and we hope that in the coming days these women will be found and freed,” he said.
The governor, who went to Ngalewa on Monday, said the village had been singled out because it was known for its resistance to the jihadists.
The assailants came by foot for greater stealth, he said.