Chad to Send Troops Against Boko Haram in Cameroon


Cameroon's President Paul Biya announced Thursday that Chad will send troops to aid his country's army fight Boko Haram militants from Nigeria, a government spokesman said.

"Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno has decided to send a substantial contingent of Chadian troops to back the Cameroonian armed forces who have faced repeated attacks from the Boko Haram terrorist sect with courage, determination and vigilance," the Cameroonian spokesman said in a statement.

The Cameroonian army says it killed 143 Boko Haram fighters who attacked a military base in the northern town of Kolofata on Monday, in what the government said was the militants' heaviest loss yet on its territory.

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