Niger has worst score worldwide on the UN’s Human Development Index, ranking 188th out of 188 countries, below Chad, Eritrea and Central African Rep
Attacks have destroyed land, left landmines, killed thousands of young men and wiped out or displaced entire generations of farmers and herders
Boko Haram has been hit hard, losing territory, but has launched a wave of attacks and bombings in response.
News of the attack took days to emerge because the militants have destroyed telecommunications masts in the area.
A young female suicide bomber killed 12 worshippers when she blew herself up in a mosque in Borno.
At least 55 people were killed last week in two raids on villages near the Borno state capital, Maiduguri -- the first attacks there in three months.