No fewer than 50 Nigerian refugees living in Tumuk town of Niger Republic are feared dead after an attack suspected Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT).
The attack reportedly took place on Sunday during which residents were shot mostly at close range and houses burnt down.
Most of the inhabitants of the town were Nigerians from Abadam Local Government Area of Borno State who fled to neighbouring Niger. There were over 40 thousand Nigerians in the town.
Earlier this year, scores of refugees returned to their ancestral homes in Abadam following almost similar attacks.