Resident: Boko Haram attacks town in Niger, 2nd neighboring country invaded in days

A resident says Boko Haram fighters from Nigeria have attacked a border town inside the neighboring country of Niger.

The fresh violence Friday morning marks the second neighboring country attacked by the Islamic extremists in recent days.

On Wednesday and Thursday, Boko Haram fighters raided a town inside Cameroon, leaving nearly 100 people dead and some 500 others wounded.

Abba Hassan, a pharmacist reached in the border town of Bosso, said the militants were repelled by soldiers after an hour-long battle.

The region of Niger where the violence took place is an area where refugees already have arrived by the thousands seeking safety from Boko Haram attacks elsewhere.