Who Was Soumana Boura? Wiki, Biography, Age, ISIS Militant, Killed, Suspect

Soumana Boura

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Soumana Boura, a leading member of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, was killed in a drone attack, the French army says.

The French army says it has killed one of the suspects in the murder of six French aid workers and their two Nigerien guides last year in Niger.


His age is unclear.

Soumana Boura Killed By French Army

In a statement on Tuesday, the Ministry of the Armed Forces identified the person killed on Monday as Soumana Boura, a leading member of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) who headed a group of dozens of fighters in western Niger.

The six members of the NGO ACTED and their guides were murdered in August 2020 while visiting the Koure National Park, a wildlife haven 65km (40 miles) from Niger’s capital, Niamey.

The ministry’s statement said Boura had filmed the killing of the eight victims and overseen the publication of the footage.

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General staff spokesman Colonel Pascal Ianni told the AFP news agency Boura was killed by a drone attack riding his motorcycle.

France has thousands of soldiers deployed in the Sahel, an arid region south of the Sahara Desert plagued by a worsening conflict that involves multiple armed groups, military campaigns by national armies and international partners, as well as local militias.

The unrest began in 2012 when al-Qaeda-linked fighters swiftly hijacked an uprising by Tuareg rebels in the north of Mali.

Niger Giraffe Park Attack Suspect

France claims Boura was one of the August 9, 2020 attacks in Park Koure in Niger.

According to one of the humanitarian organizations for which they worked, the Parisian NGO ACTED, the victims were visiting on Sunday when they were attacked just before noon. The group said a French army ambulance stationed in Niger found the bodies in their burned-out vehicle in the giraffe reserve later that day.