8 Chadian troops killed in clashes with Boko Haram

Eight Chadian soldiers have been killed in a gun battle with  Boko Haram insurgents on five Islands around the Lake Chad over the weekend.

Disclosing this to newsmen, the spokesperson of Chadian army, Colonel Azem, said that 18 soldiers were injured during the attack while 162 members of the sect were killed.

“Our forces attacked Boko Haram elements on five islands near Nigeria on June 24 and 25″he said

There have been frequent clashes on the many islands of Lake Chad since the Boko Haram conflict started in 2009. The lake borders Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria.

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