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.