Seven Chad soldiers, 63 jihadists killed in Boko Haram attack

Boko Haram's Islamic State-backed faction claimed to have executed five Nigerian soldiers but security sources said three of them were civilian militia members. AFP/Kola Sulaimon

Boko Haram's Islamic State-backed faction claimed to have executed five Nigerian soldiers but security sources said three of them were civilian militia members. AFP/Kola Sulaimon

The search for other attackers continues, army spokesperson Colonel Azem Bermandoa said.

Boko Haram jihadists killed seven Chad soldiers and wounded 15 in an overnight attack that saw 63 “terrorists” killed in return, an army spokesperson told AFP on Monday.

“The terrorists attacked our forces at midnight in Bouhama … in the Lake Chad region,” Colonel Azem Bermandoa told AFP, adding that “63 terrorists were killed” and the search for other attackers continues.

Updates to follow as more information is made available.

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