Chad fires Military Chief after Boko Haram killed 23 soldiers

President Idriss Deby of Chad has fired his armed forces chief of staff following a Boko Haram attack that left 23 soldiers dead.

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Deby fired Brahim Seid Mahamat and his two deputies by presidential decree after six years in the post, Friday night, just hours after the attack.

The soldiers were killed after coming under attack from jihadists in the early hours of Friday morning in the deadliest attack on the Chadian military by Boko Haram.

The unrest has spread to neighbouring Niger and Chad with the Boko Haram revolt to date claiming more than 27,000 lives and uprooting more than 1.7 million people.

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Friday’s attack took place at Dangdala, on the northeastern bank of Lake Chad.

Thursday had seen another attack by the group kill eight civilians at Karidi in southeastern Niger in the Diffa region bordering Lake Chad, The area is one of the worst-hit areas for jihadist attacks in Niger.

Troops from Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria have been grouped into a multi-national force to fight Boko Haram.

Deby’s reorganisation of security — which included the suspension of the air force chief and his deputy — saw army chief of staff Taher Erda take the top job with a general from the northeastern region of Tibesti made chief advisor on national defence issues.

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Erda is a Deby loyalist and former police chief who fought alongside the president before he took power in 1990.

The air force suspensions followed the discovery of debris from an helicopter which went missing more than a week ago in the north.

The sparsely populated, mainly desert region near the border with Sudan, Libya and Niger is volatile prone to attack from Chadian rebel groups based across the Libyan border.

In late January, France pounded Chadian rebels who had crossed back into their country from Libya to halt their incursion.

5 Comments

  1. Good work by removing the chief of military i guess they are all sleeping to have allowed such attack to happen..military men in borders of Nigeria …chat and other closed location Boko haram ran away from nigeria to settle there so you all need to seat and and fight boko haram till the end no sleeping…

  2. May their souls rest in peace….. Terrorist attacks should not be taken lightly in all countries

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