Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Suspected Boko Haram fighters launch three attacks on Lake Chad area

By News Express on 23/12/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,465


Suspected Boko Haram militants killed five people in an overnight raid in Niger in the third suspected attack by the group in less than 24 hours, security sources said on Wednesday.

The Islamist militants are mostly based in northeastern Nigeria but have become a major threat to wider regional security by carrying out attacks in the lawless Lake Chad zone where the borders of Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria meet.

In the most deadly of three attacks since Tuesday, militants killed two soldiers and three civilians in Niger’s southern border town of Abadam overnight, the sources said.

About 150 km (90 miles) east in Chad, three militants were killed when they detonated suicide bombs after being found out by a group of local people as they sought to embark from an island to a lakeside market in Bol. A fourth set off his bomb but survived.

“They were intercepted by villagers who wanted to search them and they resisted,” said a local official who asked not to be named. Three other militants managed to shed the explosives they were carrying and swim away, he added.

In Cameroon’s Far North Region, several suspected Boko Haram fighters attacked three food trucks near the Chadian border on Wednesday, officials said. Cameroonian Special Forces (BIR) arrived shortly afterwards and there were no deaths or injuries.

Boko Haram has killed tens of thousands of people and driven more than 2 million people to flee their homes during its six-year insurgency in one of the world’s poorest regions.

Regional governments including Nigeria, Chad, Niger, Cameroon and Benin have pledged to destroy the group using an 8,700-strong regional task force. The United States has also sent troops to supply intelligence and other assistance.

But joint operations have yet to begin, leaving it up to national armies to tackle the group individually.

In the absence of effective coordination, security sources have warned this often means that soldiers just drive the militants across each other’s borders.

Both Chad and Niger have declared a state of emergency for the regions of Lake Chad and Diffa respectively which have been hit by dozens of attacks this year.

Aid agencies say they often struggle to provide food and other support to the vulnerable local populations because of the security challenges. (Reuters)

•Photo shows scene of a Boko Haram attack.

Source News Express

Posted 23/12/2015 6:38:02 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Crisis rocks Delta PDP Reps, senatorial primaries

Buhari’s victory triggers N903b gain in NSE capitalisation...

How I almost died after giving birth to...

10 child traffickers in police net, 12 kidnapped...

Obasanjo, Modu Sherrif meet behind closed doors in...

Shell appoints new Vice President for Nigeria and...

Military, Para-Military officers study new approach to curb...

US Government honours President of Azikel Group for...

Governor’s wife pays fine for freedom of 50...

Tinubu outlines 7-point agenda to revive Nigeria’s economy...

Bayelsa declares war against measles

Boko Haram hacks 10 to death in Adamawa...

 

Latest News EFCC lists 22 witnesses to testify against Fayose IPOB reveals Nnamdi Kanu’s position on 2019 Presidential election Boko Haram sacks two communities in Borno Ministry releases details of billions spent on 292 water projects in 7 years 45 Nigerian firms flaunt potential at SNEPCo exhibition 2019: Arewa youths threaten to stop Atiku over Fani-Kayode, Nnamdi Kanu Minimum Wage: NLC threatens to embark on fresh industrial action on November 6 I will contest in 2019, says Shehu Sani Don’t disenfranchise Zamfara electorate, CLO tells INEC •Urges Buhari to call Oshiomhole to order Wike an Action Governor — Prof. Gidado Buhari set to visit Seme border Police arrests drug store operator for murder in Borno

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (408,421 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (383,312 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (315,724 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (258,731 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (238,169 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (224,848 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (204,665 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (186,082 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (170,927 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (166,223 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (161,912 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (149,624 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (70) Business & Economy (3,701) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (949) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (561) Features (660) Global Business Monitor (304) International (2,559) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (145) News (39,805) Opinion (1,126) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,325) Religion (883) Sports (1,738) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

NLNG Prize for Literature 2018

Zenith Zero Balance

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

LIBYA vs NIGERIA 2-3 Goals Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement