At least 92 troopers from Chad have been killed in an assault by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram on the nation’s navy forces on Sunday, in Lac province, which borders Niger and Nigeria.
“We lost 92 of our soldiers, non-commissioned officers and officers. It’s the first time we have lost so many men”, president Idriss Deby stated on Tuesday.
Military officers stated that 24 military autos had been destroyed within the assault, which lasted seven hours. They added that Boko Haram carried off weapons stolen from the navy in speedboats. The reinforcements despatched in to assist had been additionally focused.
In a separate assault, the group killed no less than 50 Nigerian troopers in an ambush in jap Borno state.
The assaults come as Boko Haram has launched a sequence of offensives in Chad, Niger and Cameroon, along with northeastern Nigeria.
According to the United Nations, Boko Haram’s armed marketing campaign, which started in 2009, has to this point killed 36,000 individuals and displaced nearly two million in northeastern Nigeria.