Friday, 10 April 2015

Boko Haram-71 Chadian Soldiers Died While Fighting

The war on Boko Haram seems to have left a heavy toll on the Chadian army as seventy-one soldiers have so far lost their lives, while 416 were injured in the last two-and-half months of joining forces with troops from Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon.

This was disclosed by the Chadian Army Chief General Brahim Seid, who told reporters in N’Djamena the “valiant soldiers” had died since February 3 in the “just and noble cause of bringing peace and security” to the region.

Nigeria’s army has been criticised for failing to deal with Boko Haram fighters whose bid to set up a hard line Islamic state has killed more than 15,000 people in the last six years, while displacing hundreds of thousands of others, according to the UN.

The UN on Thursday launched an appeal for $174 million to give “life-saving aid” to the almost 200,000 Nigerians who have fled the country due to the group’s brutal attacks.

Source: Vanguard

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