In two attacks by the Islamist terrorist militia Boko Haram, well over 100 soldiers were killed and dozens more injured in Nigeria and neighboring Chad. In Chad, 92 soldiers died in fighting with Boko Haram in Boma, a peninsula in Lake Chad on the border with Nigeria, TchadInfos reported yesterday. They were ambushed.
On the other side of the border near the city of Goneri in Nigeria, dozens of soldiers died in a similar attack by Boko Haram. Officially, it was initially only said that there had been losses. However, eyewitnesses told a dpa reporter by phone that 50 to 75 soldiers had been killed.
Boko Haram has terrorized the population of northeastern Nigeria and neighboring countries for years. Since 2009, more than 20,000 people have been killed in attacks and attacks by the group, around two million people have fled the violence. The extremists‘ goal is to strictly interpret Islamic law, Sharia law.