Troops kill 30 Boko Haram fighters

Chidi Samuel

About 30 Boko Haram fighters who tried to prevent worshippers from praying during the Islamic festival of Eid-el-kabir have been reported killed in a clash with troops in a village near Lake Chad and the Nigerian border. The incident which occurred on Monday  also resulted in the death of five soldiers from Niger Republic. The fire fight according to eye witness account started when soldiers who who were alerted to the presence of the insurgents ran into an ambush which left six soldiers dead and two of the terrorists taken captive.

A joint  military operation by the Multi-National Task Force involving Nigeria, Chad, the Republic of Niger and Cameroon has been fighting the Boko Haram insurgents in the Lake Chad area where they plan to establish a base.

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