THE Chadian military have lost three of its men during a clash that claimed the lives of 123 members of the Islamist group, Boko Haram, authorities have said.
According to the military, 12 soldiers were wounded after the militants attacked a Chadian army contingent near the border town of Fotokol.
The military said in a televised statement that the attacks were carried out on Thursday and Friday.
Part of the general staff’s statement said “The enemy was repelled by our defensive forces.”
Chad sent a convoy of troops and military vehicles into neighbouring Cameroon on January 17 to deal with the growing threat Boko Haram poses in the region.
After a summit meeting in Addis Ababa Friday, the African Union called for a regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to confront the Nigerian extremist group.