Boko Haram Militants Kill Five In Southern Niger

Boko Haram militants riding on motorbikes and horseback attacked a village in southern Niger overnight, killing at least five people, two security sources said on Wednesday. The attack follows a night-time raid in which the group killed 38 people in the same region near the Nigerian border less than a week ago. The second source confirmed the attack, adding that the attackers had later set fire to the village.