92 Chadian Soldiers killed in Seven-Hours Battle with Boko Haram

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About 92 Chadian soldiers have been killed by Boko Haram jihadists during an overnight attacked on a Chadian army position on the Boma Peninsula. The Sunday night attack lasted over seven hours. Reinforcements sent to help were also targeted.

President Idriss Déby Itno in a statement while visiting the site of the attacked on Tuesday, described it as the deadliest attack ever by Boko Haram jihadists on the country’s armed forces. “We lost 92 of our soldiers, non-commissioned officers and officers,” the president said. “It’s the first time we have lost so many men,” he added,

The Chadian military announced that 24 army vehicles including armoured vehicles were destroyed in the attack and Boko Haram carried off weapons stolen from the military in speedboats. “The enemy has hit at our defences hard in this zone,” a senior officer said.

President Idris Derby Speak to media while visiting site of Boko Haram attack

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