A suicide bomber killed 5 folks, together with a Chadian soldier, when she blew herself up on the shores of Lake Chad on Wednesday, three navy and authorities sources stated.
The sources stated the assault occurred shortly after midnight within the compound of a standard chieftain within the district of Kaiga-Kindjiria. The attacker walked in and detonated her bomb simply as folks within the compound had been making ready to go to mattress, they stated, with out giving additional particulars.
Lake Chad, which sprawls throughout Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, is a stronghold for the 2 most important factions of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram: Boko Haram itself and the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) splinter group.
Violence within the area has killed greater than 30,000 folks and displaced about 2 million since 2009, when Boko Haram first launched an rebellion with the intention of carving out an Islamic caliphate in northeast Nigeria.
Jihadists within the Lake Chad area have routinely ambushed troopers, opened fireplace on markets and kidnapped ladies and youngsters, together with practically 270 schoolgirls within the village of Chibok in 2014, 100 of whom are nonetheless lacking.
In June, West African troops killed 42 suspected Islamic State fighters in a battle within the Lake Chad area, the heaviest demise toll suffered by the insurgents within the final six months.
However they proceed to point out themselves able to devastating hit-and-run assaults. Final month, an assault by suspected Islamists on a gaggle getting back from a funeral in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state killed at the least 65 folks.
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