117 terrorists killed in Chad

This was disclosed via a statement released on Friday, July 31, 2015, by Army spokesman, Colonel Azem Bermendoa Agouna

The sect leader Abubakar Shekau, flanked by his subordinates.

The Chadian Army has killed 117 members of Boko Haram near Lake Chad, a military official has said.

The army disclosed this via a statement released on Friday, July 31, 2015, according to AFP.

The statement, released by Army spokesman, Colonel Azem Bermendoa Agouna, reads

“117 terrorists have been killed, two Chadian soldiers died and two others were wounded.”

“For two weeks, Boko Haram terrorists have been trying to infiltrate our islands on Lake Chad to carry out attacks on peaceful citizens. Our armed forces and security forces have launched a vast offensive to dig out and neutralise these terrorists on these islands.”

“Several boats have been destroyed and several weapons of different calibres have been recovered,” added the colonel, who specified that the operation had notably targeted the island villages of Koungya, Merikouta, Choua and Blarigui. The sweep continues and the definitive toll will be released later.”

Boko Haram has launched a series of attacks in the Lake Chad region which is close to the border with Nigeria, where the sect’s operations are largely based.

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