Web
Analytics

Islamic Terror in Niger: Six French Tourists Among Eight Slaughtered In Jihad Attack in Popular Giraffe Reserve in Niger

54

One of Niger’s main attractions is the Koure Giraffe Reserve, an amazing natural reserve where some off the most emblematic African animals …Kouré Giraffe Reserve

Koure Giraffe Reserve is included in the World List of Natural Sites of Tourist Attraction.

The gunmen had been lying in wait for the group and had ambushed them.

They said: “Most of the victims were shot dead and a woman who managed to escape was caught and slaughtered.

The Association to Safeguard the Giraffes of Niger (ASGN), a non-governmental organisation which works along with the French zoo of Doue La Fontaine, has set up community projects in the area to encourage the local population to preserve the giraffes.

A Google translation of Le Monde links the terror to the Islamic State:

Niger: eight people, including six French tourists, killed by armed men

The tourists, along with their Nigerien guide and driver, were killed while in the area of ​​the country that is home to the last herds of West African giraffes.

By Jean-Philippe Rémy and Abdou Mahamane Alhassane, Le Monde:

A group of humanitarian workers from the NGO Acted was killed on Friday, August 7, at the end of the morning, in Niger, by armed people traveling on motorcycles in the region of the Kouré giraffe reserve, about sixty kilometers from the capital, Niamey. Their vehicle, a Land Cruiser, first suffered automatic weapon fire, before being set on fire. According to the governor of Tillabéri, Tidjani Ibrahim Katiella, quoted by Agence France-Presse, the victims would number eight, including six French nationals and two Nigeriens. According to our information, the latter two are a guide and a driver. According to a source, another person of Nigerian nationality escaped from the scene of the shooting before being caught and killed in turn.

According to corroborating sources, the attack took place shortly after the reserve guards checkpoint, about an hour’s drive from Niamey. The reserve sometimes attracts tourists who go there for a brief excursion during the day to admire the last herds of West African giraffes .

A group – still little known -, affiliated with the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, operates in a region further north and has intensified its incursions into the area recently, as its field of action widens. And if the people who opened fire on the vehicle before setting it on fire and fleeing north have not been identified, a reliable source, on the spot, believes that these attackers “have a high probability of doing so. part of this group ” .

Related: How Niger is giving a second chance to Africa’s most threatened giraffe subspecies

The plight of the giraffe has been called a “silent extinction,” but the third-poorest country
on earth has managed to buck the trend.

In the last three decades, 40 percent of the world’s giraffe population has died. But Niger, the third-poorest country on earth, has remarkably reversed the trend, giving a second chance to Africa’s most threatened giraffe subspecies. They’ve come back so strong here, in fact, that they’re now posing a problem for local farmers.

Related:Islamic Terror in Africa: Jihadis Slaughter 70 Soldiers in Ambush in Niger

Muslim Mob Burns Christian Church After Arrest of Imam in Niger

VIDEO: “The smugglers in Niger sell you to Libyan slave-dealers”

Niger terror attack: Six European tourists killed in horror assault in giraffe park

SIX European tourists and their tour guide are among eight people who have been killed in a suspected militant attack in Niger.

BREAKING: Six French tourists are among eight dead following a militant attack in Niger

The attack happened in the Koure Giraffe Reserve, an hour’s drive from the city of Niamey in the south east of the country. Reports suggest the six tourists were from France. Two Nigerians, including a tour guide, were also slain.

A source on the ground said armed men descended on the tourist attraction on motorcycles before launching their brutal assault.

They suggested the gunmen had been lying in wait for the group and had ambushed them.
Promoted Story

Most wine drinkers in the US don’t know these 5 simple Dos and Don’ts Most wine drinkers in the US don’t know these 5 simple Dos and Don’ts (NakedWines.com)

They said: “Most of the victims were shot dead and a woman who managed to escape was caught and slaughtered.

West African giraffes in Koure Giraffe Reserve
West African giraffes in Koure Giraffe Reserve (Image: GETTY)

NIGER
Niger soldiers protecting a tourist site in the desert (Image: GETTY)

“On the spot, we found a magazine emptied of its cartridges.”

“We do not do not know the identity of the attackers but they came on motorcycles through the bush and waited for the arrival of the tourists.”

The governor of the Tillaberi region, where Koure is located, confirmed the tragic news.

Governor Tidjani Ibrahim Katiella said: “There are eight dead – two Nigeriens including guide and a driver, the other six are French.”

The group was gunned down at around 11.30am local time, according to a source.

The reserve is a famed tourist attraction and hailed as a well-preserved space where tourists can see giraffes roam in their natural habitat.

Niger is home to the last remaining population of the West Africa giraffe, also known as the Niger giraffe.

The subspecies of the giraffe is distinguished by its light-coloured spots.

Koure is popular with foreign tourists looking for an authentic safari experience in West Africa where they can get up close to the dwindling species.

One traveller who visited the reserve said it offers “one of the last chances to meet such great animals in their natural environment”.

Have a tip we should know? Your anonymity is NEVER compromised. Email tips@thegellerreport.com

The Truth Must be Told

Your contribution supports independent journalism

Please take a moment to consider this. Now, more than ever, people are reading Geller Report for news they won't get anywhere else. But advertising revenues have all but disappeared. Google Adsense is the online advertising monopoly and they have banned us. Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have blocked and shadow-banned our accounts. But we won't put up a paywall. Because never has the free world needed independent journalism more.

Everyone who reads our reporting knows the Geller Report covers the news the media won't. We cannot do our ground-breaking report without your support. We must continue to report on the global jihad and the left's war on freedom. Our readers’ contributions make that possible.

Geller Report's independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our work is critical in the fight for freedom and because it is your fight, too.

Please contribute here.

or

Make a monthly commitment to support The Geller Report – choose the option that suits you best.

Pin It on Pinterest