March 2020 Chad and Nigeria massacres

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On 23 March 2020, Islamists carried out massacres of soldiers in Chad and Nigeria.

Starting at 5am, Boko Haram gunmen attacked an Chadian army base on an island in Lake Chad - killing 92 soldiers.[1] The insurgents destroyed army vehicles, stole weapons and left by speedboat.[1]

In the evening, insurgents with rocket-propelled grenades and other heavy weaponry ambushed an army lorry and incinerated it, killing about 70 Nigerian soldiers, in Gorgi, a village in Borno State in the northeast of the country.[2] Several other soldiers were injured and some others kidnapped.[2] The lorry was part of a convoy which was travelling from Maiduguri to an ISIL camp.[2]