Laouali Mahamane Dan Dano, the governor of the region of Diffa, announced on Tuesday the slaughter of 9 people and the abduction of 37 women Sunday in Ngalewa, a village in south-eastern Niger near the border with Nigeria.
“The elements of Boko Haram (…) slaughtered nine people … They left with 37 women,” said Governor Laouali Mahamane Dan Dano on Nigerian public television.
“The Defense and Security Forces (FDS) are already pursuing them and we hope that in the coming days these women will be found and released,” he added.
“Ngalewa has always opposed Boko Haram, which is why they came to attack its peaceful citizens,” said the governor.
The governor who traveled to Ngalewa, the village attacked on Monday, said that “the elements of Boko Haram came on foot” to “sneak” through Lake Chad and the security system.