Boko Haram attack Chad troops in Nigerian border town

Militants from the Boko Haram Islamist movement attacked Chadian troops stationed at a Nigerian border town before being repulsed Wednesday, a Chadian military source said.

AFP| Updated: Feb 11, 2015, 15:18 PM IST

N`Djamena: Militants from the Boko Haram Islamist movement attacked Chadian troops stationed at a Nigerian border town before being repulsed Wednesday, a Chadian military source said.

"The Boko Haram elements wanted to surprise us by attacking at about 4:00 am (0300 GMT). We were aware about it from the day before and were prepared," the military source told AFP.

The attack took place at Gamboru on Nigeria`s border with Cameroon, where Chadian troops deployed to help in the complex regional battle against Boko Haram have taken up positions.