The jihadist group Boko Haram killed four Chadian army soldiers in an attack on Monday against a newly established post on the shores of Lake Chad (West), AFP told AFP on Monday. ‘administration.
« We killed 13 elements of Boko Haram and we deplore the death of four soldiers and three wounded » after an attack occurred around one o’clock in the morning, told AFP a military source. This assessment was confirmed to AFP by the governor of the province of Lake Chad, Nouki Charfadine.
Around Lake Chad, where Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon meet, Boko Haram maintains training camps and multiplies kidnappings and attacks.
« We had created this military post between (the locality) Ngouboua and (the village of) Bagassoula after the kidnapping » of a doctor, a nurse and their driver in this area on October 31, said the governor.
In addition to these kidnappings, five villagers were killed in mid-November. In early September, Boko Haram killed seven people in one week, four civilians and three soldiers in that province.
On August 14, a Boko Haram suicide bomber, according to the army, killed six people by detonating his jacket, trapped in the yard of a traditional chief in 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.