Chadian special forces ride atop a pickup truck during Flintlock 2015, an American-led military exercise, in Mao, February 23, 2015. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun
CAIRO – 25 March 2020: Egypt condemns the “terrorist” attacks that killed dozens of soldiers in both Nigeria and Chad, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Chad’s village of Boma, Lac province, was hit earlier this week by the country’s deadliest attack ever by the terrorist group of Boko Haram, killing 92 soldiers, according to President Idriss Deby, over the course of several hours.
In Chad’s neighbor, Nigeria, the same group has been responsible for killing at least 50 soldiers in an ambush in Yobe state, north of Nigeria.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry’s statement expressed Egypt's sincere condolences to the families of the victims of the two attacks, and also wished speedy recovery for the injured citizens.
The ministry affirmed Egypt's support for the governments and peoples of the two African states, and called for the consolidation of joint efforts to face terrorism.
The Boko Haram group has been responsible, since it emerged in Nigeria in 2009, for killing over 30,000 people and forcing around 2 million people to leave their homes, according to Reuters.