17 Militants, 11 Chadian Soldiers Dead In Boko Haram Raid On Chadian Camp

Chadian soldiers patrol in the Nigerian border town
Chadian soldiers patrol in the Nigerian border town

Chadian soldiers engaged Boko Haram militants in fierce battle early Tuesday 6th October morning in a raid on the soldiers Kaiga Ngouboua near Lake Chad.

Chadian authorities confirmed the pre-dawn incident that left 11 Chadian soldiers dead and 13 injured and at least 17 Boko Haram fighters dead.

The attackers ambushed the Chadian soldiers’ position near the Chad-Nigeria border but were repulsed by the soldiers after fierce gun battle between the two sides. The Lake Chad area has experienced a series of violent attacks from the Boko Haram who have changed tactics to attacking Nigeria’s neighbors.

Chad is leading the African Union backed 8700-strong regional force fighting the self-proclaimed Islamist caliphate- Boko Haram. Chad’s President Idriss Deby has however expressed great enthusiasm in the possible defeat of the Boko Haram by end of the year.

 

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