MIL OSI Translation. Region: Italy –
Source: The Holy See in Italian
Headline: AFRICA / NIGER – Terrorism and violence in the Sahel: “Over 30 million people will need help and protection”
Niamey – “Three high school students went to spend a few days of family vacation in the village of Ngoula. the return to school last Monday was fatal. One of the four friends managed to escape and the other three have since been in the hands of unknown, presumed jihadists who control the region. Before reaching the village of Djayeli, located about 20 kilometers from Ngoula, they were kidnapped and at the moment there is no news ”. With these words, Father Mauro Armanino, priest of the Society for African Missions, tells Agenzia Fides about the climate of social violence that reigns in Niger, increasingly threatened by Islamic terrorism and traces the picture of “an insecure and under checkmate “.
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