Chad’s military has carried out series of air strikes against Boko Haram bases in Nigeria. The onslaught was in apparent retaliation for the killing of over 30 people in N’djamena’s twin blasts by suspected Boko Haram militants on Monday.
A statement from the Chadian military, which was obtained by Reuters revealed that the airstrikes caused heavy human and material damage to six bases belonging to the sect, although the locations have not been made known.
Chadian forces form part of the Multinational Joint Task Force, alongside those of Nigeria, Niger and Benin Republic, fighting to end the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria’s northeast and the Lake Chad basin area.
“Our defence and security forces will hunt down without mercy these terrorists without faith nor law so that spilling the blood of Chadians will not go unpunished,” the Chadian military noted in a statement.
The twin attacks at a Police Headquarters and a training school were the first in the country’s capital.
The government has also announced measures aimed at checking the activities of the terrorists, including a ban on wearing of full veil across the country.