Suspected Boko Haram militants kill nine, abduct dozens in Niger

Suspected Boko Haram militants killed nine people and abducted dozens more in an attack Sunday night in southern Niger, the local mayor and a journalist said on Monday.

The attackers arrived in the village of Ngalewa on camels at around 9 p.m. (2000 GMT) and abducted some 30 people, the journalist said. Abba Gata Issa, mayor of the district, said around 40 women and children had been kidnapped.

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