Reports says the Boko Haram Islamist militants have killed yet again 92 Chadian soldiers in attack on an island in Lake Chad.
President Idriss Déby while on a visit to the area on Monday’s after the raid said this was the jihadists’ deadliest hit on Chadians “I have taken part in many operations… but never in our history have we lost so many men at one time,”.
Recall that a similar attack on Nigeria troops on Monday, report that 47 soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram ambush.
According to military sources quoted by the AFP news agency, the attack was on an army base on the island of Boma and lasted for seven hours.
Weapons were captured by the insurgents, who escaped with them in speedboats, they said.
The attack in Nigeria was on a convoy that had left the north-eastern city of Maiduguri carrying ammunition.
Despite regional efforts to end Boko Haram’s campaign of violence, the group has stepped up its attacks in recent months.
Lake Chad is the region where forces from Chad, Nigeria and Niger have been fighting the insurgents in a joint campaign for the last five years
According to the UN. The Boko Haram insurgency began in north-eastern Nigeria a decade ago – and the violence has spread to neighbouring countries, killing more than 30,000 people and forcing two million from their homes,