Teacher and two others shot dead by gunmen
08 February 2021: In Gaja village, Guidan Roumdji commune, Maradi region, a teacher and two other people were shot dead by gunmen on motorbikes. The incident is not believed to be targeted. Sources: Aïr-Info Agadez Return to Niger home page more
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Aid in Danger

Due to the unpredictable security situation in the country humanitarian access is constrained. The safety of humanitarian workers is a concern particularly following the abduction in June 2020 of nine local aid workers in, Tillaberi region and an attack in August 2020 where eight aid workers, (six international staff and two local staff) working for an INGO  were killed also in Tillaberi region. Data


In February 2020, a number of schools were set on fire by ISGS militants in the Tillaberi region. Teachers were also at risk of being targeted by Islamist groups. In Tillaberi and Agadez region teachers were shot at, killed and abducted by various militant groups. Data

IDPs and Refugees

In 2020, conflict and violence has increased the number of displaced persons in the country with the majority of displacement occurring in Tahoua and Tillaberi regions. According to the Internal Displacement monitoring centre, in the first half of 2020 the number of newly displaced persons exceeded those for the whole of 2019. 
IDP and refugee communities were targeted and attacked by Islamist militants groups. In May and June Intikana refugee camp in Tahoua region was attacked twice by large groups of armed men with possible links to Al Qaeda and ISIS. Data