A security official on Saturday disclosed that members of the Boko Haram terrorists sect killed at least four villagers and kidnapped four women in western Chad.
It was gathered that the insurgency conducted the attack near Lake Chad, a vast area bordering Nigeria, Chad, and Cameroon, where small islands and swamps serve as hideouts for Islamist militants to carry out raids on the three countries.
Naija News understands that the four individuals abducted by the terrorist group were women.
“Around one in the morning, Boko Haram fighters attacked the village of Alom, and there are four dead. When they withdraw they took four women,” a senior army source in the region told Nigeria News.
The attack and kidnapping were also confirmed by the Lake Chad regional governor Nouki Charfadine.
Recall that the insurgents had in December 2019, killed 14 fishermen in the nearby village of Kaiga, and 13 others disappeared during the attack.
Nigeria is the cradle of Boko Haram, but the group has spread around the lake area to Cameroon and Chad, in particular, a wing allied to the Islamic State (IS) group, ISWAP (Islamic State in West Africa).