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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Paul Biya very 'firm' with Boko Haram after the death of 92 Chadian soldiers

Faced with the mourning in Chad, President Paul Biya expressed his sincere condolences to Idriss Déby Itno.

Previously, the President of the Republic also strongly condemned the attack which killed 92 Chadian soldiers. 

“I became deeply aware of the extremely heavy human toll, following the attack by the terrorist group“ Boko Haram “in Boma, in the province of Lake Chad. I firmly condemn the cowardly and barbaric aggression perpetrated by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Boma against valiant Chadian soldiers. On this tragic occasion, I extend my sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the bereaved Chadian nation. I add my wishes for a speedy recovery to the many injured, "said Paul Biya in a statement.

Chadian soldiers were killed by elements belonging to the Islamist sect Boko Haram. Idriss Déby Itno instituted three days of national mourning in memory of the soldiers. 

92 Chadian soldiers, including senior officers, died Monday in violent clashes with elements of the Nigerian terrorist group, Boko Haram. The clashes indeed took place in the Lake shared between Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Chad.