French tourists among eight killed by gunmen

Despite the dangers, tourists head to Koure to see the only giraffes left in West Africa
Even with the potential risks, holidaymakers head to Koure to see the only giraffes remaining in West Africa

Gunmen in Niger have attacked a bash of wildlife travelers, killing six French citizens, their local manual and driver.

The gunmen rode in on motorcycles and opened hearth, the governor of Tillabéri area, Tidjani Ibrahim, informed the French news agency AFP.

They were being in the Koure region which draws in holidaymakers who want to see the previous herds of giraffe in West Africa.

It is not still apparent who is guiding the attack.

The French governing administration warns men and women in opposition to travelling to significant areas of the previous French colony exterior the cash Niamey.

Militant groups which include Boko Haram operate in the area and violence by groups connected to al Qaeda and Islamic State has been on the rise in the Sahel area.

Even with this, travellers however stop by to see the Niger giraffes, a sub-species distinguished by its lighter colour who settled in the location all-around 20 several years back and have been mostly shielded from poachers.

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