Boko Haram Jihadists killed almost 100 Chadian soldiers in a seven-hour attack.

Boko Haram Jihadists kill soliders in Chad
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Boko Haram jihadists are killing people in the western part of Africa. Especially now, in times that call for unity, division and hatred eat up the serenity Africans would have experienced. Amid the global Covid-19 chaos, Africans are killing and fighting each other in religious and civil wars.  

 In the worst attack on the Armed Forces African nation, Boko Haram jihadists killed almost 100 Chadian troops in a seven-hour attack on an island military base. 

Different military reports suggested a total of seven hours of military attacks on the Boma peninsula. The Boko Haram fighters bogged down the replacements sent in help. 

One security officer said the camp was on an island. The Boko Haram Jihadists run the area. They undoubtedly knew the routes, to and off the island. They could exit the way they wished without the military driving them back. The senior officer said the enemy hit them hard in the zone.

One military official reported that they lost military equipment, including blind equipment. Boko Haram transported captured combat weapons on speedboats. The officer furthermore reported that by 5:00 am the base was under attack and it was a surprise. Over recent months, Boko Haram has escalated its attacks around the Lake Chad area, where it utilizes the vast landscape to execute attacks.

President Idriss Deby’s Grief

On Thursday, President Idriss Deby, on Chad TV, said he had been at the location of the attack to pay homage to the 92 soldiers who died on Monday in an early morning seven-hour jihad attack. The assault in Boma, Lac province, is part of a growing jihadist fight in the vast marshy Chad Lake region, with its boundaries converging in Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria.

 A current jihadist campaign is taking place in the vast marshaling region of Lake Chad. Before launching incursions into its neighboring countries to the East, Boko Haram began an uprising in Nigeria in 2009.

“We lost 92 of our soldiers, non-commissioned officers and officers,” in the attack in Boma, the president said. “It’s the first time we have lost so many men,” he said.

According to UN estimates, Boko Haram’s rebellion has killed 36,000 people in northeastern Nigeria and displaced almost two million residents. The Multinational Joint Force, a national alliance across Lake Chad, with the help of local citizens, was organized into surveillance groups after 2015 in the area. However, the federal forces have trouble combating the jihadist uprising.

Violence in Cameroon rose in 2019 and at the beginning of 2020. According to a study released by Amnesty International, 275 people were killed in jihad assaults in December 2019. Many of them were civilians. In Niger, the Boko Haram fighters killed 174 soldiers in three assaults in 2019 December to January 2020.

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