N’DJAMENA: Seven Chadian soldiers and a local guard were killed in a Boko Haram jihadist ambush in Lake Chad, the latest in a surge of attacks in the region, security sources said on Sunday, reports AFP.
Boko Haram militants have been waging a decade-long insurgency in northwest Nigeria, but the conflict has spilled into Lake Chad where Nigeria borders Niger, Chad and Cameroon.Security sources said the seven Chadian soldiers and the guard were killed in an ambush on Friday in Mbomouga in Chad’s Ngouboua area, and another 13 people were wounded.
“The Boko Haram forces lost six of their people and left behind two weapons,” one security source said.
Among the soldiers killed was a gendarme colonel, the source said. Another source said three army officers were killed in the attack.