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Suicide Bomber Attacks Niger Town; Chad Repels Boko Haram

A female suicide bomber has blown herself up in the Niger town of Diffa, a day after authorities declared a state of emergency there because of attacks by Nigeria's Boko Haram militants. Diffa governor Yakoubou Soumanou Gawo told VOA's Hausa service that the suicide bomber tried to attack the military Wednesday but succeeded only in killing herself. Schools and businesses in Diffa are closed as residents stayed home or sought to flee the town on the Niger-Nigeria border. ...

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