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Chadian Troops Kill 10 Boko Haram Terrorists

Despite the death of its leader, Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram attacks in the Lake Chad region continue, while military operations on their enclaves are also unending.

The Chadian army said it killed ten Boko Haram terrorists during clashes around Bol in the Lake Chad area.

According to the leader of the Chadian Transitional Military Council, General Mahamat Idriss Deby, the clashes led to the death of two Chadian soldiers who were fulfilling their obligations of protecting and defending peaceful citizens.

“This eloquently recalls the terrorist threat posed by Boko Haram and other terrorists operating in the zone, which is again and always real and calls for constant vigilance,” General Debby declared.

Lake Chad, a marshy zone of islands, serves as a refuge for Boko Haram terrorists who attack the armies of Nigeria, Chad, and Cameroon.

Despite the death of its leader, Abubakar Shekau, the Boko Haram Islamist sect created in 2009 in Nigeria continues to perpetrate attacks against the defence and security forces as well as civilian populations, mainly in Nigeria and Cameroon.

Boko Haram terrorists continue to attack locals, especially in the Far North region of Cameroon.

The Boko Haram violence in Cameroon has led to a major humanitarian crisis, forcing over 322,000 people from their homes since 2014, including 12,500 since December last year.

Given the heightened insecurity, access to many areas is only possible with military escorts, making it difficult for humanitarian organisations to deliver aid while respecting their neutrality, depriving those in need of life-saving assistance. Aid workers and residents say that increasing the military presence and military patrols in violence-prone areas, including on-market days, would improve civilian protection and expand humanitarian access by enabling aid workers to travel safely without escorts.

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Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and traditional ruler. He writes for international media and has participated in several transnational investigations. Etahoben won the first-ever Cameroon Investigative Journalist Award in 1992. He serves as a member of a number of international investigative journalism professional bodies including the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). He is HumAngle's Francophone and Central Africa editor.

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