Chad President fires Chief of Army Staff over death of 23 Soldiers by Boko Haram


President of Chad, Idriss Deby, fired his chief of armed forces, Seid Mahamat and his two deputies, following the death of 23 army officials, who were killed the deadly Boko Haram sect.

The soldiers were killed after coming under attack from jihadists in the early hours of Friday morning in the deadliest attack on the Chadian military by Boko Haram, which launched an insurgency in Nigeria a decade ago.

The unrest has spread to neighbouring Niger and Chad with the Boko Haram revolt to date claiming more than 27,000 lives and uprooting more than 1.7 million people.

Friday’s attack took place at Dangdala, on the northeastern bank of Lake Chad.

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