Niger, Chad forces attack Boko Haram positions on Lake Chad

Mar 31, 2015

Niger, Chad forces attack Boko Haram positions on Lake Chad

Niger and Chad attacked Boko Haram militants on Monday on islands on Lake Chad that the Islamists have used as a safe haven, military sources in Niger said. A push by Nigeria’s armed forces and troops from neighboring Chad and Niger has driven Boko ...

Regional troops retake Nigerian town from Boko Haram: Niger minister

Mar 27, 2015

Regional troops retake Nigerian town from Boko Haram: Niger minister

Chad and Niger troops have recaptured the northeastern Nigerian town of Gachagar from Boko Haram, as part of a regional offensive to combat the Islamist insurgents, Niger’s defense minister said on Thursday. The operation in Gachagar, a town near Nigeria’s border with Niger, was ...

Chadian helicopters bomb Boko Haram on Nigeria-Niger border

Mar 23, 2015

Chadian helicopters bomb Boko Haram on Nigeria-Niger border

Two Chadian army helicopters bombed Nigerian Boko Haram positions on Sunday, killing several dozen militants near a village on the border with Niger, a senior Niger military official told Reuters. Niger and Chadian soldiers have been fighting the Islamist militants in a joint mission ...

Chadian president vows to 'wipe out' Boko Haram

Mar 5, 2015

Chadian president vows to 'wipe out' Boko Haram

Chadian President Idriss Deby on Wednesday vowed to “wipe out” Boko Haram and called on the group’s chief, Abubakar Shekau, to give himself up, warning that he knew where the militant leader was hiding out. “It is in Abubakar Shekau’s interest to surrender, we ...

Hundreds killed as Chad forces seize northeast Nigerian town

Mar 4, 2015

Hundreds killed as Chad forces seize northeast Nigerian town

Chadian troops have seized a strategically located northeast Nigerian town from Boko Haram, but not before the defeated Islamic extremists killed hundreds of civilians, Chad’s military said. Chadian forces regained control Monday of Dikwa, a town occupied by the militants for weeks, said Chad’s ...