Boko Haram Launches First Attack on Chadian Soil

Boko Haram Launches First Attack on Chadian Soil

By Ephraim Adiele | Associate Editor on February 13, 2015
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A woman stands next to a burnt house in the aftermath of what Nigerian authorities said was heavy fighting between security forces and Islamist militants in Baga, a fishing town on the shores of Lake Chad, adjacent to the Chadian border, April 21, 2013. (Photo Credit: REUTERS/Stringer)

Nigerian Islamist sect, Boko Haram have launched its first violent incursion on Chadian territory, killing four civilians and a soldier in Ngouboua, a village close tho Lake Chad, where about 7,000 Nigerians are seeking refuge as a result of incessant insurgent attacks.

According to AFP, a top security source availed that the militants set fire to a large part of the village before they were stopped in their tracks by the Chadian troops, using military aircraft and destroying a vessel belonging to the insurgents.

The source further revealed that the sect members had crossed the lake into Ngouboua via Baga in Borno State,

The sect members have started spreading their attacks to Nigeria’s neighbouring countries, following the launching of a Multi Nation Joint Task Force (MNJTF) aimed at quelling the advances of the terrorists in the sub-region.

 

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