Avoid Niger’s south, east

This item appears on page 62 of the September 2015 issue.
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The US Department of State warns of the risks of traveling in Niger near its southern border with Nigeria and its eastern border with Chad. These areas are especially risky because of rising activities by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram and the country’s security operations countering them.

In the Diffa region, in Niger’s extreme southeast, Boko Haram used mortars and suicide bombers to attack two towns on Feb. 6-7, 2015. 

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The US Department of State warns of the risks of traveling in Niger near its southern border with Nigeria and its eastern border with Chad. These areas are especially risky because of rising activities by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram and the country’s security operations countering them.

In the Diffa region, in Niger’s extreme southeast, Boko Haram used mortars and suicide bombers to attack two towns on Feb. 6-7, 2015.