Officially known as the Republic of Niger, it is a landlocked country in West Africa, named after the Niger River. Niger is bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest.
|Surface area (sq km)||1267000|
|Population (est., 000)||17138|
|Pop. density (per sq km)||12.1|
|Capital city pop. (000)||1302|
|Currency||West African CFA Franc (XOF)|
Most Recent Incident:16th March 2016
Gunmen shot dead three policemen in a market in Dolbel near the border with Burkina Faso.
|05/04/2016||Diffa||Two suicide bombers detonate bombs in a public transport vehicle that was going to a market in Diffa. At least three Civilians were killed in the incident.||3||http://saharareporters.com/2016/03/26/four-people-killed-boko-haram-raid-borno-state|
|16/03/2016||Dolbel||Gunmen kill three policemen in a market in Dolbel near the border with Burkina Faso.||3||http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/two-separate-islamist/2614434.html|
|16/03/2016||Bosso||Four suicide bombers attack a military convoy, kill local military commander and injuring two others.||1||http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/two-separate-islamist/2614434.html|
|18/06/2015||Diffa||30 killed in Boko Haram attack in Diffa region||30||http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/niger-30-killed-boko-haram-attack-diffa-region-1506879|