Niger Republic has declared a state of emergency in the southeastern region of Diffa following the death of at least 40 people as a result of recent attacks by outlawed terror group, Boko Haram.
The 15-days state of emergency will see security beefed up and restrict movement of goods and people.
Diffa has endured at least 57 attacks since February. Statistics published by the United Nations on Friday 9th October 2015 showed and the government had in February instituted similar measures.
Niger, Cameroon Chad have all suffered a spillover of violence from Boko Haram’s northern Nigerian strongholds. Niger has arrested at least 1,100 suspected Boko Haram militants this year, Reuters reported.
Meanwhile, suspected member of the jihadist sect, Boko Haram, has been nabbed by members of a vigilante group in Birnin Kebbi. The arrested were clad in female apparels.
Nafi’u Abubakar, a police spokesman, confirmed the arrest. He also said that the suspect had a mental problem and was a staff of the state-owned Jega School of Health Technology.