Almost one month after the suicide bombings that hit N’Djamena, capital of Chad, Boko Haram terrorists have claimed responsibility for the twin blasts which left 38 people dead.
The terrorists in a statement written in Arabic posted on Twitter identified two suicide bombers whom it said carried out the June 15 attacks.
Nigerian Pilot recalls that the first bombing took place in the capital of Chad, one of the countries championing war against terrorism in the African sub-region.
Chad has joined forces with Nigeria, Niger as well as Cameroun to fight Boko Haram, which began operation in Nigeria’s north-east states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, fighting in the last six years to establish an Islamic state in the region.
The terrorists gradually expanded their operation in neigbouring countries, including Chad, where the bombers blew themselves up with explosive belts targeted at the police academy and police headquarters in N’Djamena.
Chad bombed Boko Haram positions in Nigeria following the bombings and launched a domestic security crackdown. Authorities in the Muslim-majority country also banned women from wearing the full-face Muslim veil.
Troops from Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroun have been fighting Boko Haram insurgents in northeast Nigeria for several months and have claimed a string of successes.
But a recent surge in attacks has left analysts suggesting a decline in the intensity of operations has allowed the rebels to regroup and rearm.
The six-year insurgency has claimed at least 15,000 lives.

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