Russian Foreign Ministry is concerned about the growth of terrorist activity in Nigeria and Chad

26 March 2020

The Department of Information and Press of the Russian Foreign Ministry published a comment on the terrorist attacks of Boko Haram militants in Chad and Nigeria.

On March 23,  the positions of the government troops of Chad on the island of Boma on lake Chad were attacked by Boko Haram (outlawed in Russia)  92 soldiers were killed and 47 were injured.

On the same day in Nigeria, 47 Nigerian soldiers were killed and 15 wounded in a clash with Boko Haram in the village of Gorigi in the Northeastern state of Borno.

The high intensity of Boko Haram's terrorist activities, as noted in the Russian Foreign Ministry, remains. The latest attacks on Chadian and Nigerian soldiers have been among the most widespread, indicating that this extremist organization has a serious combat capability.

"Moscow strongly condemns the latest criminal attacks by terrorists aimed at destabilizing the situation in Nigeria and Chad. We express our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims," the statements reads.


GSV "Russia - Islamic World"

Photo: Military_Material / Pixabay