Chad forces say kill over 200 Boko Haram militants in Nigeria battle

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 04, 2015 6:42 AM

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's army killed more than 200 militants from Boko Haram on Tuesday in a battle in the northeastern Nigerian towns of Gambaru and Ngala, which are near the border with Cameroon, the army said on Wednesday.

Militants from Boko Haram also attacked the town of Fotokol on Wednesday but were repelled, said a Chadian military source reached from the front by telephone.

(Reporting by Madjiasra Nako; Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Alison Williams)