- The communities were reclaimed on Monday
- Chadian troops lost 10 soldiers in the cross-border fight
- A military official said Chad and Niger troops had crossed into Nigeria’s border town to rout the terrorists
Border towns of Malam Fatouri and Damasak in the south of Chad were reclaimed on Monday.
The soldiers died on Monday morning in a cross-border offensive, a Chadian officer said.
Troops from Chad and Niger had crossed into Nigeria on Sunday to tackle the terrorist groups in the border town.
A Multi National Joint Task Force had been formed by Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon to tackle the terrorist group that had attacked communities in Nigeria’s north-east.
According to Reuters, the officer, who asked not to be named, also confirmed reports from Niger sources that the joint offensive freed the border town of Malam Fatouri and Damasak, some 10 km (6 miles) further to the south, which had been previously been held by Boko Haram.
Assault against the terrorist group had increased in the last few weeks, with troops reclaiming close to 40 communities from the Boko Haram.