On Wednesday, June 25, unidentified gunmen have kidnapped 10 NGO members distributing food in a village in the #Tillaberi, in southwestern Niger. Also, a German aid worker and an Italian priest were abducted in the region in 2018. Recently, gunmen affiliated with terrorist groups (al-Qaeda and the Islamic State) have conducted many attacks across the Sahel despite the presence of regional and foreign troops in the region (French, US, and UN forces). The increasing violence has impacted Mali and Burkina Faso the most and has spilled into Niger bordering those two countries. Over 4,000 people were killed in countless terrorist attacks in those three Sahelian countries last year.