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Video: Chadian Army to Stop Fighting Boko Haram Beyond Its Borders

The president of Chad, Idriss Deby has said, Chadian Army would no longer participate in the regional joint task force operations, meant to eliminate Boko Haram.

He said this, while visiting the Lake Chad area, recently liberated from the clutches of Boko Haram. The jihadi group carried out the most deadliest attack in the history of the Chadian Military, that led to the loss of over 90 lives of Chadian troops in March.

President Idriss Deby

The military also confirmed that, they lost further 52 soldiers to Boko Haram but have killed over 1000 Jihadi fighters and dislodged them from their enclaves around the Chad basin.

Chad, which shares maritime boundaries with Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger, has bore the brunt of the Jihadi attacks in recent years, even though, the insurgency initially started in Nigeria.

“Chad has felt alone in the fight against Boko Haram since we launched this operation,” Deby said in a speech broadcast on Friday.

“Our soldiers have died for Lake Chad and the Sahel. From today, no Chadian soldier will take part in an external military operation,” he said.

Despite a chaotic sub region, Chadian army have consistently remained one of the most respected in the region.

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