7 Chadian troopers and a area guard were being killed in a Boko Haram jihadist ambush in Lake Chad, the most current in a surge of attacks in the area, stability resources explained on Sunday.
Boko Haram militants have been waging a 10 years-lengthy insurgency in northwest Nigeria, but the conflict has spilled into Lake Chad exactly where Nigeria borders Niger, Chad and Cameroon.
Security sources explained the seven Chadian soldiers and the guard were killed in an ambush on Friday in Mbomouga in Chad’s Ngouboua place, and an additional 13 folks were wounded.
“The Boko Haram forces misplaced 6 of their men and women and left powering two weapons,” one particular safety source mentioned.
Among the soldiers killed was a gendarme colonel, the source claimed. An additional resource explained a few army officers were killed in the attack.
Due to the fact 2018, Boko Haram has carried out at least nine attacks on Chad. But the jihadist group has stepped up assaults exterior Nigeria after a interval of quiet last year.
Very last thirty day period, militants killed four people today in an attack on a Cameroonian island on Lake Chad and Boko Haram killed a different 13 villagers in eastern Chad.
In March jihadists killed at minimum 23 Chadian troopers in an attack on an military article in the group’s deadliest assault on the country’s armed service.
Given that 2015, troops from Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria have been grouped into a combined, multi-national power in a bid to support struggle Islamist militants.