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Boko Haram/ISWAP Terrorists Ambush Chadian Troops In Lake Chad Island, Many Soldiers Killed

Boko Haram/Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists on Tuesday ambushed Chadian soldiers in an ambush attack on an island in Lake Chad, killing many.

The Transitional President Mahamat Déby, said that the troops, who  were  dispatched as a precursor to install the advance post of the Chadian National Army in the island of Bouka-Toullorom between Ngouboua and Kaiga in the Lake Chad came under heavy attack.

According to the statement from the Chadian authorities: “The Presidency of the Republic Chad, informs national and international opinion that today, the umpteenth surprise attack confirms the  active presence of the Boko Haram in the Lake Chad basin.

“President  Debby said that it saw the danger coming which was why it deployed a sizeable numbers of its troops to Baga-sola to galvanise the troops and reorganise the device.

“Faced with this situation, the Head of State offers his condolences to the families of the soldiers who have fallen gloriously on the field of honour and wishes the wounded a speedy recovery.

“He also  instructed the his government armed forces to adopt appropriate measures in safeguarding the countries borders.

“While reiterating Chad’s firm commitment to weed out terrorism in Chad and the sub-region, the Head of State calls on the international community to take full measure of this real threat and to act in Consequence.”

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