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Town Abandoned After Boko Haram Attack

Two weeks after an attack by the Islamist group Boko Haram left at least 30 people dead, the border community of Bosso, in Niger, has become a ghost town. Most of its population left and the area remains at risk to violence. A shoe, a half-full suitcase strewn in the backyard, the house doors left open… Most residents of Bosso left everything behind two weeks ago when the first gunshots rang through the town. Among them is El Hajj Abba. Yes, we are scared. We don’t have weapons, so...

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