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Insurgents Ambush Chadian Troops In Lake Chad, Kill 24 Soldiers

At least 24 soldiers were killed during the attack on Chadian troops in the country's Lake Chad region.

An attack on the island of Tchoukou Telia between Wednesday night and early Thursday has led to the death of more than 20 Chadian soldiers.

According to the AFP, at least 24 Chadian soldiers were killed and several wounded in the country’s Lake Chad region by the insurgents.

The troops were resting after a patrol when they were attacked.

General Azem Bermandoa Agouna, Chadian Army spokesman confirmed to AFP that an attack had taken place at Tchoukou Telia, an island 190 Kms northwest of the capital N’Djamena, but did not give any toll.

Chad is threatened by violent attacks from ISWAP, an Islamic State affiliate and a Boko Haram sub-faction known commonly as the Bakura group. 


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Murtala Abdullahi

Abdullahi Murtala is a researcher and reporter. His expertise is in conflict reporting, climate and environmental justice, and charting the security trends in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. He founded the Goro Initiative and contributes to dialogues, publications and think-tanks that report on climate change and human security. He tweets via @murtalaibin

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