The Niger government reported that the death toll from an attack by armed men in the southwestern Tahoua region yesterday, Sunday, has risen to 137.
The government said, in a statement shown on television on Monday evening, that “the death toll from the terrorist attack in Tahoua has risen to 137,” after the toll, according to previous data, was at the level of 55 dead.
Niger authorities announced a 3-day mourning throughout the country, starting March 23.
On Sunday, attackers believed to be from the terrorist organization “ISIS”, believed to be from the terrorist organization “ISIS”, on Sunday, 3 villages in Tahoua, which borders Mali.
The organization’s local branch is active in the area and has been held responsible for previous attacks that killed scores of civilians and soldiers.
The Sahel region in West Africa is witnessing a severe security crisis, which is also fueled by militants linked to “Al Qaeda” and ethnic armed groups.