August 8, 2020

Chad says Boko Haram wreaking havoc despite offensive

N’Djamena (AFP) – Chad’s President Idriss Deby said Saturday that Boko Haram jihadists would continue to wreak havoc in the Lake Chad region despite a huge military offensive against the group earlier this year.Lake Chad — a marshy region dotted with islands near the border of Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon — has been battered by attacks from jihadists crossing from Nigeria.”We will have this Boko Haram phenomenon for a long time yet,” Deby told Radio France Internationale in an interview.”The incursions will continue,” he said, adding that the group “will continue to cause great damage,” in th…

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