Posted by BBC | 3 weeks ago
Ten aid workers have been kidnapped in south-western Niger as they were distributing food in a village.
The organisation they worked for, Action and Impact Programme, in the Sahel said armed men appeared in the village on motorbikes and ordered the aid workers to follow them. They also stole two land cruisers.
Jihadist groups have become increasingly active in the region which borders Mali and Burkina Faso.
The militants have stolen several aid agency vehicles for use in attacks.
More than 4,000 people have been killed by Islamist forces in the past year
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