Boko Haram Attacks Chadian Village
First known attack by the Nigerian jihadist group in Chad
N’DJAMENA (Reuters) – Boko Haram fighters attacked a Chadian village overnight, killing several people including a local chief, in the first known lethal attack by the Nigerian militant group in Chad, residents and a security source said on Friday.
Dozens of militants arrived in the early hours of the morning on motorised canoes at the fishing village on the shores of Lake Chad, setting houses ablaze and attacking a police station.
“They came on board three pirogues and succeeded in killing about ten people before being pushed back by the army,” said a resident of the village of Ngouboua, about 20 km (12 miles) east of the Nigerian border.
Other local sources said that the death toll was lower, at between three and five. The local chief, Mai Kolle, was killed in an exchange of gunfire with the army, they said.
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