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At least 26 soldiers were killed in the attack on Boko Haram on Lake Chad

A Chadian Genderme Patrol in front of cremated houses in N'Gouboua near Lake Chad on April 6, 2015.

On Wednesday, August 4, at least 26 Sadien soldiers were killed and many more wounded in a Boko Haram attack on Lake Chad near the Cameroonian border, and many have been affected by jihadi invasions.

“Twenty-six units of the Saadiyan army fell on the Ka Rawa field, while fourteen others were wounded, eight of them seriously. Several terrorists have been neutralized and the search continues.”Military Spokeswoman General Assam Permontova told Agona Agency France-Presse (AFP). At the first assessment given by the authorities, 24 soldiers were killed.

Death of soldiers “We are reminded of the security challenges we still face on some of our borders. The high price we pay in this asymmetrical war is bitter, but it will not be in vain. We will surrender the terrorist to Hydra.”Mohammed Idris Debbie, head of the Interim Military Council, has been responding since the death of his father, Idris Debbie Idno, in April 2021 in the fight against the rebels.

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“Organs returning from patrol rest when attacked by Boko Haram” T’oujou is located on Telia Island, 190 km northwest of N’Djamena.

“Three divisions of the Sadien army joined the divisions under attack yesterday.”Also, AFP Mohammed Fodul Mage, Governor of AB Province, promised.

The proliferation of attacks

Lake Chad is a body of water and swamp surrounded by inhabited islands in the west, some of which belong to the Nigerian group Boko Haram or its dissident branch, the Islamic State in West Africa (Iswab for short). Sadiyan authorities inadvertently call these two groups “Boko Haram”, which continues to attack the military and civilians there.

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In March 2020, on the Bohoma Peninsula, in the province of Lock, one hundred Sadiyan soldiers were killed overnight by the Boko Haram group, which is the base of the Sadiyan army. President Idris Debbie Idno launched a military offensive against jihadists in the region next month to retaliate as far as Niger and Nigeria, saying no “No more jihadists in the whole island”. But attacks on the military and civilians in the region continued.

Attacks on the border between Chad, Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger have increased in recent months, with jihadists using their knowledge of the swamp.

In 2009, the Boko Haram insurgency erupted in northeastern Nigeria. Since then, more than 36,000 people (mainly in Nigeria) have been killed, and the United Nations says 3 million people have been forced to flee their homes. In 2016, the group split into two factions: its historic leader Abu Bakr Shekhaw (deceased) and the Iswa-led faction affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) group.

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World with AFP