Thursday, October 11, 2018

Boko Haram Attack Leaves 15 Soldiers Dead

At least 15 soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram jihadist attack on a military base near the Niger border and in the Lake Chad region on Wednesday, the military have said.

Seven Nigerian soldiers and 8 Chadian soldiers killed in the attacks

Eight Chadian soldiers died in a Boko Haram attack in the Lake Chad region on Wednesday, with 48 jihadists killed as the army retaliated, a military spokesman told AFP.

The Islamists and the army were engaged in a fierce battle on Monday in Metele, a village in Nigeria’s northeast Borno State, the military said in a statement posted on Twitter. Seven soldiers died and 16 were wounded “in action” the army said.