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Boko Haram threatens civilians’ lives in Niger

Boko Haram and its affiliated groups have been waging war against the Nigerian government since 2009.

The armed group Boko Haram appears to be using new tactics against civilians in the Lake Chad region.

The United Nations has documented increasingly violent and frequent attacks against villages in Diffa, in southeastern Niger.

A record 88 civilians were killed there in March and more than 18,000 others displaced.

Al Jazeera’s Alexi O’Brien reports.