Niamey / Paris An attack by unknown militants in Niger killed eight people, including six French tourists, the AFP news agency reported, citing local officials. According to the governor of the Tillaberi region, the attack took place about 65 kilometers from the Nigerian capital Niamey – an area home to the flocks of the last giraffes in West Africa. The motive for the attack is still unknown.
The Nigerian government has not yet commented on the attack, the French president̵
The French government has warned its citizens not to travel to many parts of Niger, where radicals from several armed groups, such as Boko Haram and militants linked to the Islamic State, are operating. The Kouré Giraffe Reserve is located southeast of Niamey and is a popular tourist attraction. African Niger is located in a very unstable region, bordering seven countries, including other countries fighting violence, such as Libya, Mali, Chad and Nigeria.