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Chad: 23 soldiers killed by Boko Haram fighters

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Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi is an experienced and award winning journalist from Ghana. He has worked for several media brands both in Ghana and on the International scene. Isaac Kaledzi is currently serving as an African Correspondent for DW.
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Chadian security officials say at least 23 Chadian soldiers have been killed by Boko Haram militants.

The soldiers were killed overnight in an attack being described by officials as the deadliest ever in Chad.

Reuters reports that two Chadian security sources said on Friday the raid occurred in the town of Dangdala.

Dangdala is close to the banks of Lake Chad. One of Reuters’ reported sources claimed the militants crossed the border from neighbouring Niger.

Boko Haram continues to launch attacks in countries within the Lake Chad Basin territory, killing thousands.

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Last December leaders of these countries vowed to end the insurgency of terrorist group.

Presidents of Nigeria, Niger and Chad met to find new ways of ending the activities of the militant group.

That meeting was attended by Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari, Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger and Idriss Deby Itno of Chad.

Presidents Idriss Deby Itno of Chad, Buhari of Nigeria and Mahamodou Issoufou of Niger: vow to crush Boko Haram

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They also vowed to push for the quick implementation of the Regional Stabilisation Strategy in the areas of Lake Chad affected by the Boko Haram crisis.

Leaders in affected countries resolved to roll out the Quick Impact Projects (QIPs). The project aims at providing immediate relief to the communities affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.

These countries have suffered a lot of attacks resulting in deaths with millions displaced, creating a humanitarian crisis.




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