Displaced people fleeing from Boko Haram incursions into Niger attend a World Food Programme (WFP) and USAID food distribution at the Asanga refugee camp near Diffa on June 16, 2016 following attacks by Nigeria-based Boko Haram fighters in the region.

Interior minister Mohamed Bazoum was paying a visit in Diffa today, after Boko Haram fighters on June 9 attacked a military post in Bosso in Niger's Diffa region, killing 26 soldiers including two from neighbouring Nigeria, in one of its deadliest attacks in Niger. 

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