Chad says its soldiers have killed some 1,000 jihadists in an operation on the islands of Lake Chad that targeted Boko Haram fighters, AP has reported.
This, after more than 92 Chadian soldiers were killed last month by Boko Haram, in one of the deadliest attack on the nation’s forces.
According to the army spokesman Col. Azem Bermandoa, 52 soldiers were also killed and 196 others wounded during the eight days of fighting. The operation cleared the extremists from the islands in a vast area between Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon.
Boko Haram extremists have killed tens of thousands and forced millions from their homes during their more than decade-long insurgency.