Five villagers were killed by Boko Haram in western Chad, where the group jihadist multiplies the deadly attacks, said Monday to AFP the general secretary of the department.
« Two were slaughtered and three shot dead, » said Sadick Khatir, secretary general of the Lake Department.
Their bodies were found Saturday, but the attack would have occurred earlier in the week, according to a source at the local prefecture, speaking on condition of anonymity. « The villagers have come out of the areas protected by the army, » added the source.
Around Lake Chad, where Boko Haram maintains training camps, attacks attributed to the terrorist group have been increasing since June 2018, in Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon.
In Chad, in early September, Boko Haram killed seven people in one week, four civilians and three soldiers in the area.
On August 14, a Boko Haram suicide bomber, according to the army, killed six people by detonating his jackets trapped in the yard of a traditional chief of the province.
Since 2015, the countries of the region have been fighting against these jihadists in the Multinational Joint Force (MMF), a regional military coalition committed around Lake Chad with the help of vigilance committees composed of inhabitants.