Boko Haram attacks Chadian village overnight

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 13, 2015 3:41 AM

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Boko Haram fighters attacked a Chadian village overnight, killing several people in the first known lethal attack by the Islamist group in the country, local sources and a security source said.

"They came on board three canoes and succeeded in killing about ten people before being pushed back by the army," said a resident of the village of Ngouboua on the shores of Lake Chad.

The security source said that about 30 militants attacked the village at around 0300, setting houses ablaze.

(Reporting by Madjiasra Nako and Emma Farge; editing by John Stonestreet)