Chadian troops have confirmed that they are launching airstrikes on the Boko Haram strongholds in Nigeria, following a suicide bombing which claimed 27 lives in N’Djamena, Chad’s capital on Monday, June 15, 2015.
More than 100 persons were injured in two simultaneous attacks at about 9:00 a.m on a police headquarters and training school in Chad.
This strike proved to be the first of its kind in the Central African Nation, which has emerged as a strong Western ally against terrorism in the Sahel.
It was confirmed by the Chadian government that four Boko Haram fighters were amongst the 27 who lost their lives as a result of the suicide bombings.
The government announced they are taking raft measures to tighten security in the capital which serves as the headquarters for a 3,0000 strong French mission, called “Barkhane” which fight militancy in the region.
Chad has an enormous wealth of oil revenues which have helped it emerge as a military heavyweight in the region, having been a driving force behind a campaign that has inflicted a series of defeats on Boko Haram since January