Boko Haram terrorists reportedly killed eight Chadian soldiers during a fierce clash at the weekend.
The incident occurred on islands on Lake Chad, which borders four countries on the edge of the Sahara, Guardian reports. Chad’s army confirmed the incident on Monday, June 26.
Its spokesman, Colonel Azem, disclosed that eight soldiers were killed and another 18 were wounded.
He said: “Our forces attacked Boko Haram elements on five islands near Nigeria on June 24 and 25.”
According to him, 162 insurgents were also killed by the troops. Chad is part of a five-nation regional force which comprises of Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Benin, collaborating to fight Boko Haram, a sect that has killed thousands of people and rendered millions homeless.
A month ago, the Nigerian army in its fight against terrorism carried out operations around the fringes of Lake Chad. Thirteen Boko Haram terrorist were killed and 10 others engaged in smuggling of supplies to the terrorists were arrested.
We earlier reported a foiled attack on Double, Cameroon, by members of the Boko Haram terrorist group in the early hours of Tuesday, May 23.
Two Boko Haram bombers who attacked the city ended up getting killed in their own explosion while another one was shot dead by the army.