3 Chadian Soldiers, 123 Militants Killed In Cameroon

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CHAD –

 

 

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.

 

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