Air strike in Niger kills 37 mourners; Nigeria denies responsibility.
February 19 , 2015
An air strike in southern Niger has killed at least 37 people gathered for a funeral ceremony, reports said.
An unidentified plane dropped bombs on Abadam village, killing dozens of mourners.
The Nigerian army has claimed gains against the Boko Haram militant group in recent days during operations in north-eastern Nigeria, not far from Niger’s Abadam village.
But the Nigerian air force has denied knowledge of any such deadly bombing raid in Niger.
The Boko Haram has recently expanded its violent campaign to Nigeria’s neighbors, including Niger.