Boko Haram militants kill four, kidnap four in Chad

N’DJAMENA (AFP) – Boko Haram extremists last Saturday killed at least four villagers and kidnapped four women in western Chad, the local governor and a security official said.

The attack occurred near Lake Chad, a vast area bordering Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon, where small islands and swamps serve as hideouts for militants to carry out raids on the three countries.

“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 AFP.

Lake Chad regional governor Nouki Charfadine confirmed four people had been killed by Boko Haram and that four women were also missing.