The Chadian army said Thursday it had wound up an offensive against Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad border region in which 52 troops and 1,000 jihadists were killed.
Army spokesman Colonel Azem Bermendoa Agouna told AFP that the operation, launched after nearly 100 soldiers were killed last month, ended Wednesday after the jihadists were forced out of the country.
The Chadian President Idriss Deby, led the military operation code named ‘Operation Wrath of Bomo’ to avenge the death of his men.
The operation, which was named after the town where the Chadian soldiers were killed, commenced on Thursday last week.
Daily Trust reported that president Deby led his armed forces to battle the terrorists at Kelkoua bank and Magumeri where they destroyed several Boko Haram bunkers, recovered cache of arms and arrested a top Boko Haram commander.
In a state broadcast recently, the Chadian President who spoke in French, gave the factional leader of Boko Haram jihadists, Abubakar Shekau options to ‘surrender now or risk being smoked out of his hideout in Dikoa.
He warned that Shekau would be killed the same way some of his commanders were killed.