Boko Haram Terrorists Kill 11 Chadian Soldiers
Boko Haram militants ambushed Chadian soldiers and a local guard in Mbomouga, in the Lake Chad area, on Friday, June 21.
“The Chadian army lost 11 men including three officers… and six soldiers were wounded,” the regional authority told media on Sunday, adding that Chadian soldiers killed “26 Boko Haram members” who had seized cattle in the region.
Among the soldiers killed was a gendarme colonel, the source said. Another source said three army officers were killed in the attack.
Boko Haram started its campaign of militancy in Nigeria in 2009 with the aim of toppling the central government.
Boko Haram split into two factions in mid-2016. One, led by long-time leader Abubakar Shekau, is notorious for suicide bombings and indiscriminate killings of civilians. Shekau pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in March 2015, but ISIS central only gives formal backing to the other faction, which it calls Islamic State West Africa Province.