Stampede kills at least 20 at refugee camp in Niger

A local official says at least 20 people died in a stampede in Niger as they were being given food and goods at a refugee camp

NIAMEY, Niger -- At least 20 people died in a stampede in Niger as they were being given food and goods at a refugee camp, a local official said.

Boko Haram’s decade-long insurgency in northeastern Nigeria has killed tens of thousands and forced many more from their homes. An offshoot affiliated with the Islamic State group also carries out attacks. Bandits also plague parts of northern Nigeria.