INSURGENCY: 58 BOKO HARAM MEMBERS TO APPEAR IN COURT ON THURSDAY
Fifty-eight suspected Islamists, who were rounded up in a Chadian attack against Boko Haram, will be heard by a criminal court from Thursday, 16th April, said Justice Minister Djimet Arabitold
The Chadian president, Idriss Deby Itno declared that the Boko Haram sect were chased out of the country in the attack carried out between March 31 and April 8.
According to the Chadian army spokesman, he disclosed that not fewer than 52 soldiers and 1,000 jihadists were killed during the operation, which was launched after a massive attack on an army base near Lake Chad that claimed the lives of around 100 soldiers.
Meanwhile, Idriss reiterated his allies in the region that its army would no longer take part in operations outside the country.
The force, considered one of the best in the region, has fought Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region as part of the Joint Multinational Force with Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger.