The pinnacle of a number one marketing campaign group in Niger has been arrested in a case involving a military airstrike on suspected jihadists within the south of the nation, prosecutors stated.
Abdoulaye Seydou, chief of an activist group referred to as M62, appeared earlier than the Niamey Prison Courtroom on Monday, prosecutor Chaibou Moussa stated on tv that night.
He was taken into preventive detention, Moussa stated.
M62 and different civic teams have accused protection and safety forces of massacring civilians once they launched helicopter assaults on an unlawful gold mine final October, saying the suspected killers of two law enforcement officials had been hiding there.
The federal government has acknowledged airstrikes had been carried out after two law enforcement officials had been killed in Tamou, close to the Burkina Faso border.
Seven individuals had been stated to have been killed and 24 injured within the raids, however political opposition and civic teams say the dying toll is way increased.
Moussa stated that after the “terrorist” assault on the police station and the military’s resistance, “unidentified individuals” went into the gold mine “to burn down retailers and warehouses used as flats”.
Citing a police investigation, Moussa stated the fires had been set to create faux proof to incriminate the military and “again up claims that there have been massacres”.
Senior M62 official Falmata Taya admitted members of the motion had traveled to Tamou two days after the airstrikes, however solely “to verify the details on the bottom”.
Niger, the poorest nation on this planet in response to the UN Human Growth Index, is combating jihadist insurgencies within the south-west and south-east of the nation.